Kentucky is set to hire Boise State offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan to the same position, according to multiple reports.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel first reported the news on Saturday, adding that a deal is expected in the coming days. Hamdan was also the quarterbacks coach for the Broncos and brings a wealth of experience — in the SEC, in the NFL, and as a play-caller — to the program.

He’ll replace Liam Coen, who just left Kentucky for the second time in three years for a job in the NFL.

Hamdan spent the 2023 season at Boise State after three years on Eli Drinkwitz’s staff at Missouri. While the program fired its head coach midseason, Boise State still boasted a top-15 offense (by per-play efficiency) and won the Mountain West.

Boise averaged 6.6 yards per play in 14 games, bolstered by one of college football’s best rushing attacks and one of the sport’s most electric running backs. Led by Ashton Jeanty (1,916 all-purpose yards, 19 total touchdowns), Boise State ranked ninth nationally in rushing efficiency.

The year prior to Hamdan’s arrival, Boise ranked 55th in yards per play and 29th in yards per rushing attempt.

It’s also worth noting that Hamdan was part of the contingent that recruited former 5-star quarterback Malachi Nelson from USC to Boise State. Nelson, the nation’s fifth-ranked quarterback recruit in the 2023 class, left the Trojans after one season and committed to play for Boise in early January.

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Hamdan, 37, was the quarterbacks coach at Missouri. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator at Washington from 2018-19, the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, and the passing game coordinator for Washington in 2016.

He was part of the 2016 staff that led Washington to the College Football Playoff.

He was also Will Muschamp’s wide receivers coach at Florida in 2012 — the Gators’ best year by far during the Muschamp tenure.

Under Coen’s guidance last season, Kentucky was a plodding offense. Not woefully inefficient, but painfully methodical. No team ran fewer plays in the FBS than Kentucky, which averaged just 55 a game last fall.

Overhauling that side of the ball was a priority this offseason. The winter transfer haul brought quarterback Brock Vandagriff (Georgia), running back Chip Trayanum (Ohio State), and three new receivers, including Raymond Cottrell (Texas A&M), to Lexington. Kentucky also secured a pair of intra-conference transfers along the offensive line in Gerald Mincey (Tennessee) and Jalen Farmer (Florida).

Hamdan’s hire also reunites him with former North Texas wideout Ja’Mori Maclin. The two were together at Missouri from 2020-21.