As the Rams wait on coach Sean McVay’s resolution about his future with the staff, Liam Coen made certainly one of his personal.
Coen, the Rams offensive coordinator this season, is returning to Kentucky as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the college introduced Tuesday.
Terms 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.
Under 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. Last 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 Super Bowl title.
Coen, 37, appeared subsequent in line to observe 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 Super Bowl champion in NFL historical past.
McVay, who final spring acquired 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 probably in-house candidates to exchange 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 predicted to obtain interview requests from a number of groups with open head coach and coordinator positions.
Quarterbacks coach/move recreation coordinator Zac Robinson has been on the Rams employees for 4 seasons, receivers coach Eric Yarber six, offensive line coach Kevin Carberry two.