College football is just over 70 days away, and with that, there will be a brand new Kentucky football team for fans to fall in love with. This year’s edition of the Wildcats will be much different from the teams of previous years. Due to a lot of player turnover, coaching changes and new transfers coming in, the Kentucky roster is going to be one that many fans will have to learn from scratch. However, even with the many new faces and changes to the style of play, 2023 looks to be one of the more promising seasons in recent history for the Wildcats.
All the changes start on the sideline with the (re)hiring of former Offensive Coordinator (OC), Liam Coen. Coen left the program two seasons ago to work as an OC under his mentor, Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay. McVay is well respected as one of the NFL’s best play callers and has often been referred to as a football genius. Coen previously worked for McVay as a quarterbacks and wide receivers coach, but it wasn’t until he came to Kentucky that he was given the keys to the entire offense. After one season of being the offensive coordinator with the Rams, and with the Wildcats coming off an offensively disappointing season with his replacement, Mitch Barnhart and Mark Stoops opened up the checkbook to lure Coen back. With their budding superstar coordinator returning to an already highly esteemed staff, Stoops and company look to pick up right where they left off two seasons ago.