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Kentucky Looking To Hire Bush Hamdan As New Offensive Coordinator

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The search for a replacement for the recently vacant Offensive Coordinator position at Kentucky seemed to be kept under lock and key. However, one would assume that Mark Stoops has gotten pretty good at this process since he has had to go through this the past five offseasons. We all are aware of the fiasco that Liam Coen left the University for the second time but from what we can tell, Mark Stoops appears to be honing in on the replacement for Coen.

It was reported earlier by ESPN's Senior Writer, Pete Thamel, that Mark Stoops is looking to finalize a deal to make Bush Hamdan the new Offensive Coordinator for Kentucky.

Hamdan is from Kuwait City, Kuwait and most people will recognize his name for his time playing for Boise State from 2004-2008 at the quarterback position. Hamdan started his coaching career very shortly after beginning in 2009 as a Student Assistant at Colorado. With that being said, every year thereafter Hamdan has had a different job title at multiple organizations such as Maryland, Florida, Washington, Atlanta Falcons, Missouri, and most recently back at Boise State.

The targeted coach has held various titles such as Tight Ends Coach, Wide Receiver's Coach, Quarterbacks Coach, Quality Control Coach, and a couple of stints as an Offensive Coordinator. In this past season as the Offensive Coordinator with the Boise State Broncos, Hamdan helped lead the team to an average of 32 points per game and 436 yards per game as well. Boise's offense seemed to be very balanced as they averaged 221 passing and 215 rushing per game.

This may appear to be a surprise hire just because it seemed to come out of nowhere, however, I don't think it is a bad hire because Bush Hamdan has tons of experience at multiple levels (college and professional).

Most of his time comes within the collegiate level and if I am being honest this is by far the best job that he has been offered in his fairly young coaching career. I think this could play into Kentucky's favor because Hamdan is still young and he could be looking for a spot to settle in and develop as an Offensive Coordinator for a few years, which is exactly what the Kentucky staff is demanding. Now I am not saying that he will not up and leave in the coming years like the last one, but I don't think Bush Hamdan is just a one to two-year guy.

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