Updated: Feb 14
On the day of Super Bowl LVI, it appears Adam Schefter of ESPN has listed Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen as the Los Angeles Rams "prime candidate" to take over the job in place of Kevin O'Connell as offensive coordinator. Coen, of course, left the Rams as a quarterbacks coach to go to Kentucky and can be attributed to refacing the Wildcats' offense.
As Kentucky offensive coordinator, Liam Coen played a big role in landing Penn State transfer quarterback Will Levis and star Nebraska transfer Wan'dale Robinson as he sold them on his pro-style offense originally displayed with the Los Angeles Rams. The 2021 Kentucky football team averaged 32.31 points, 199.5 yards rushing, and 225.62 passing yards a game. Kentucky established a more balanced attack and highlighted stars such as Wan'dale Robinson, Josh Ali, Chris Rodriguez and Will Levis.
With the recent success of Coen's offense, it is no secret that keeping him in Lexington is top priority. Kentucky has continued the success throughout the off-season with a well-rounded recruiting class and superb transfers that are likely to upgrade the offense to an even higher level of impact.
Losing Coen may be inevitable if the NFL comes calling with a coordinator position, and Rams coach Sean McVay has a special relationship with Liam Coen. If he was to leave, it would be a huge hit to the program, but the recent success at UK could keep him glued to Lexington.