A couple of weeks back there were some speculation that Kentucky's offensive coordinator, Liam Coen, could be leaving Kentucky once again. Coen was rumored to be a candidate for a couple of OC job openings, one that was in college and another in the NFL. The collegiate job was the Offensive Coordinator position at the Ohio State University under head coach Ryan Day. That rumor ended when Ohio State hired former Alabama and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.
The other position was the Offensive Coordinator position for the NFL's Chicago Bears. The Bears' organization fired their former OC, Luke Getsy, back on January 10th and Liam Coen did interview for the now vacant position. However, it was announced earlier this morning from Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that the Bears are working out a deal to hire former Seattle Seahawks OC, Shane Waldron, as their new Offensive Coordinator.
Waldron spent the last three seasons as the Seahawks offensive coordinator under Pete Carroll and before that he spent four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams under Sean McVay as a Passing Game Coordinator, Tight End Coach, and Quarterbacks Coach. This just goes to show how big of an influence McVay has on his proteges as Waldron has secured two big-time positions after working under him.
With the NFL season winding down over the next few weeks there is still a chance of NFL coaches moving around the league and with that there could still be a scenario that Liam Coen's name gets mentioned in another vacancy if and when they comes available. However, for those Kentucky fans that want Coen here at Kentucky this is a good indication that he will be on the sidelines for the Wildcats in the fall of 2024.