When the LA Rams lost offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell to become the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, the Rams lost an offensive coordinator who was quite familiar with head coach Sean McVay. Familiar, but different. While McVay was the brains behind the LA Rams offense, a privilege that he has maintained since taking over the team in 2017, O’Connell was the face of the offense to the players.
Now, that role will fall to the newly hired offensive coordinator, Liam Coen. So what can fans expect from the new arrival? For one thing, Coen is relatively young and not exactly deep in terms of NFL offensive coaching experience. He coached for the LA Rams from 2018 through 2020. In his first two seasons on the Rams coaching staff, he was the assistant wide receiver coach.
In 2020, he transferred to assistant quarterback coach. In 2021, he was hired on as the offensive coordinator for the Kentucky Wildcats. But all the while, he was the prodigal son who planned to return to the LA Rams someday. That day is here.
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