Rams offensive coordinator Liam Coen is returning to Kentucky

Because the Rams wait on coach Sean McVay’s resolution about his future with the workforce, Liam Coen made one among his personal.

Coen, the Rams offensive coordinator this season, is returning to Kentucky as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the varsity introduced Tuesday.

Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed, however Coen was anticipated to obtain a profitable multiyear contract to once more name performs for a program that flourished when he was on the employees in 2021.

Underneath McVay, offensive coordinators have helped plan and implement the offense, however they don’t name performs.

Coen was a Rams assistant, teaching receivers after which quarterbacks, for 3 seasons earlier than he joined the Kentucky employees for the primary time. Final February, McVay rehired him as offensive coordinator after Kevin O’Connell left to develop into coach of the Minnesota Vikings following the Rams’ run to a Tremendous Bowl title.

Coen, 37, appeared subsequent in line to comply with O’Connell, Matt LaFleur, Zac Taylor and Brandon Staley as younger assistants whose profession trajectories soared after working carefully with McVay.

This season, the Rams completed 5-12, the worst season-after by a Tremendous Bowl champion in NFL historical past.

McVay, who final spring obtained an extension that made him one of many NFL’s highest-paid coaches, is deciding whether or not to quickly step away from teaching or return for a seventh season with the Rams.

If McVay doesn’t coach, the Rams may flip to defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. Morris has expertise as a head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and as interim coach for the Atlanta Falcons. The Denver Broncos have requested permission to interview Morris for his or her head coach opening and different groups are also anticipated to hunt interviews.

Senior offensive assistant Greg Olson and affiliate head coach Thomas Brown are the almost definitely in-house candidates to switch Coen.

Olson, 59, has been offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams, the Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Las Vegas Raiders.

Brown, 36, coached tight ends and working backs this season. He interviewed to develop into head coach of the Miami Dolphins final 12 months and is anticipated to obtain interview requests from a number of groups with open head coach and coordinator positions.

Quarterbacks coach/move sport coordinator Zac Robinson has been on the Rams employees for 4 seasons, receivers coach Eric Yarber six, offensive line coach Kevin Carberry two.