Three Names Emerging as Favorites for Kentucky OC Job

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[caption id="attachment_328365" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Gary Jones/ the Voice-Tribune[/caption] Early Signing Period is right around the corner, which means Kentucky should have an offensive coordinator in the coming days. As time winds down to the decision, it is becoming a little clearer who Stoops and Co. want to run the offense in 2021. According to KSR's Matt Jones and Cats Illustrated's Justin Rowland, three names are in the mix. Liam Coen, current L.A. Rams assistant quarterback coach; Joe Moorhead, current Oregon offensive coordinator; and finally, former Louisville quarterback and current Purdue co-offensive coordinator Brian Brohm. Liam Coen is 35 and has been with the Rams since 2018, but this is his first season as assistant QB coach with L.A. He spent the previous two seasons as the assistant wide receivers coach for the franchise, including the Rams' Super Bowl appearance in 2018. Before coming to the NFL, the native of Warwick, RI had been a college assistant since 2010, including stops at Brown, Rhode Island, and UMass, while working as the OC at Maine from 2016-17. Keep in mind, Joe Brady--the current Carolina Panthers OC--had a similar resume when he was the architect behind the LSU offense that set college football on fire in 2019. Joe Moorhead may sound familiar to you. He was the Mississippi State head coach in 2018-19 and was fired last season after taking the Bulldogs to two bowl games. He is currently the OC for an Oregon offense that is putting up 467 yards of offense a game in 2020. He was an OC at Penn State from 2016-17 where he coached the likes of Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders, Mike Gesicki, and Chris Godwin. Then there's Brian Brohm. Brohm is 35 and has been Purdue's co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2017. He was previously the quarterback coach at Western Kentucky back in 2016.

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