After spending a year out in LA with the Rams as offensive coordinator, Liam Coen is returning to Lexington. He will reunite with Mark Stoops & Co. as the offensive coordinator for Kentucky Football.
With Coen at the helm in 2021, Kentucky’s offense finished in the Top 30 Nationally, and in the SEC, they finished fifth in scoring offense (32.3 PPG), fifth in rushing offense (199.5 YPG), and eighth in total offense (425.2 YPG). That’s a huge upgrade from this past season, where if the Cats had just scored at least 25 points in each of their games, their record would have been 11-1.
“Ashley and I are thrilled to be back in Lexington,” Coen said in a recent press release. “I want to thank Coach Stoops and Mitch Barnhart for the amazing opportunity. I also want to thank Coach McVay for his mentorship and guidance and the Rams organization for its support throughout this process. I can’t wait to get to work in helping lead the UK offense and bring a championship to Big Blue Nation!”
Coen signed a three-year deal that makes him one of the highest-paid assistants in the entire country.
2023: $1.7 Million
2024: $1.8 Million
2025: $1.9 Million
Kentucky’s moves in the transfer portal this off-season will completely revamp this offense. Coen will have the ultimate tools at his disposal to put together an electric and highly competitive squad for 2023. Big Blue Nation cannot wait to see Coen & Co. on full display this fall!