While head coach Sean McVay’s future in Los Angeles remains uncertain, the Rams will at least be searching for a new offensive coordinator, after Liam Coen accepted the same job with Kentucky.
Coen was named the Rams’ offensive coordinator on March 2, 2022, after leading Kentucky’s offense in 2021. The Wildcats were ranked fifth in the SEC in scoring offense (32.3 points per game) under Coen and eighth in total offense (452.2 yards per game).
After just one season as the offensive coordinator in Los Angeles, Coen is heading back to Kentucky to serve as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the Wildcats.
“Ashley and I are thrilled to be back in Lexington,” Coen said. “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 their 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!”
This isn’t the first time Coen has left the Rams for Kentucky. Before leading potential 2023 first-rounder Will Levis and the Kentucky offense in 2021, Coen spent three years on the Rams staff as an assistant wide receivers coach in 2018 and 2019 before taking on assistant quarterbacks coach in 2020, when he helped Jared Goff post his fourth-consecutive season with 3,800 or more passing yards.
In 2019 under Coen, Cooper Kupp logged his first 1,000-yard season finishing with 1,161, and Robert Woods logged 1,134.
Coen’s new deal at Kentucky will pay him $1.7 million in 2023, $1.8 million in 2024, and $1.9 million in 2025.
In 2022 under Coen, the Rams ranked 27th in points per game (18.1), 32nd in yards per game (280.5), 27th in passing yards per game (182.8), and 27th in rushing yards per game (97.7).