Liam Coen Tabbed As Potential Candidate For NFL Job
Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Before you ask the question, “Didn’t Liam just come to Kentucky from the NFL?” The answer is yes, he did. Liam Coen was hired to be the assistant wide receivers coach for the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 and was reassigned to assistant quarterbacks coach in 2020. Shortly after that, Liam Coen accepted a job as Kentucky's Offensive Coordinator in December of 2020.
However, the Minnesota Vikings are finalizing a deal to sign the LA Rams' current Offensive Coordinator, Kevin O'Connell, as their Head Coach. This opens up the speculation that Ram's Head Coach, Sean McVay, may want to try to bring Liam Coen back to run the offense for the LA Rams. The problem with that is it’s no secret that McVay calls all the plays. Though, if offered, Coen would have to consider leaving Kentucky for a Super Bowl contending team.
It isn't all bad being an Offensive Coordinator under Sean McVay and sitting back while he calls the shots as McVay has quite the list of former assistants who have went on to become head coaches; Zac Taylor, Matt LaFleur, Brandon Staley and now Kevin O’Connell.
Liam Coen has all the makings of someone else that could join that list and clearly there’s a path to doing so by going back to the Rams.
You can't rule out the possibility of Coen to the Minnesota Vikings as O'Connell may have different thoughts about who he wants on his staff and he would already be familiar with Coen so it does make sense if he were to bring him on board to run the offense. This could be an interesting opportunity for Coen, as the Vikings have one of the best young wide receivers in the NFL with Justin Jefferson, a high-level running back in Dalvin Cook, and the chance of taking over the NFC North if Aaron Rodgers decides to leave Green Bay. There is a lot to watch for during the NFL off-season as the coaching carousel spins out of control.
Hopefully Liam Coen will return to the helm for the Kentucky Wildcats offense next year as there is unfinished business for the Wildcats as they are building up to make a run for the SEC East.