Liam Coen speaks how he couldn't pass up Los Angeles Rams opportunity, credits Kentucky
Liam Coen was in demand as an offensive coordinator, and news out of Lexington appears that the Kentucky offensive coordinator would’ve only left the Wildcats for one job — offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams.
Coen has reportedly departed Kentucky and is set to be hired by the Rams. Kyle Tucker of The Athletic reported that Mark Stoops has zero ill will about Liam Coen leaving. Coen showed “extreme loyalty,” I’m told, turned down multiple college OC gigs, one NFL OC gig for huge money. Stoops knew L.A. was the one gig Coen had to take. But Coen went above and beyond to help identify replacement.
Meanwhile, Coen has spoken about how unique the Rams’ opportunity was for him, especially returning to the organization he was a part of a year ago.
“The opportunity presented by Sean (McVay) and the Rams to rejoin their organization was one my family and I just could not pass up,” he said, per Maggie Davis of BBN Tonight. “It would not have been at all possible without this year spent in Lexington with Coach Stoops, the staff/players and of course BBN.”
Coen was on the LA coaching staff in 2018 and 2019 as an assistant wide receivers coach, and then spent 2020 as the team’s assistant quarterbacks coach. He then joined the staff at Kentucky, which went 10-3 and finished the season ranked No. 18.