Rich Scangarello was supposed to lead Kentucky’s offense to a chance at fighting for a SEC Championship berth. At the beginning of the season, many thought it would be Kentucky and Georgia facing off for the honor in the East, not Georgia and Tennessee.

The Wildcats defense needed some work, but for the most part did its job this season. The offense, under offensive coordinator Scangarello, did not.

Kentucky scored a combined 26 points in 3 losses to the top of the SEC East: Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina and scored just 21 in a loss to Vanderbily. That won’t cut it anywhere. The Wildcats fired Scangarello Tuesday morning after a disappointing first season in Lexington.

Kentucky finished the regular season ranked 107th in total offense, 105th in scoring offense, 109th in rushing offense and 88th in passing offense.

The Wildcats need a dynamic playcaller to make any legitimate run at a SEC title. This will be the Wildcats’ 4th time searching for a new OC since 2020.

Let’s see who they choose to pursue.