Kentucky has fired offensive coordinator, Rich Scangarello, after just one season in Lexington, Kentucky. After spending years in the NFL with multiple teams such as the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, Scangarello was selected to fill the shoes of former coordinator Liam Coen, who left for the Los Angeles Rams in February 2022.
Expectations were extremely high for Kentucky’s offense heading into the season, knowing that he would be coaching an NFL quarterback in Will Levis and countless other talented skill players. Kentucky would go on to average the least number of points in the SEC (22.1), and the most indicting stat was that if the Wildcats had scored just 25 points in every game, they would’ve finished 10-1. Obviously, games play out differently in their own individual games, but 25 points is a relatively low amount in the modern age of college football.
UK's offense under Rich Scangarello
Total Offense: T106th
Scoring Offense: 105th
Red Zone Efficiency: 106th
It wasn't all Scangarello's fault but these numbers make it hard to justify another chance.
— Aaron Gershon (@agershon99) November 29, 2022
The offensive struggles weren’t exclusive to Scangarello, however. Injuries to significant players like Will Levis and Tayvion Robinson, a suspension to Chris Rodriguez Jr., and offensive line struggles were contributing factors.
Mark Stoops will now enter the search for a new offensive coordinator for a third straight season. When they finalize their new coordinator, you will be able to read about it right here at TWSN.