Report: Looks Like Liam Coen Coming To Bucs

February 2nd, 2024

Reportedly new Bucs OC.

It seems Todd Bowles, for the second time in a year, has his man.

Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Bucs are trying to finalize a deal to bring Sean McVay disciple and Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen to Tampa Bay to replace Dave Canales, who just took the Carolina head coaching job.

For the past six years, Coen has bounced back and forth between offensive assistant with the Rams and offensive coordinator with Kentucky.

Coen is largely responsible for molding banana peel-eating Will Levis into an NFL quarterback.

The fact Coen is from the McVay tree makes Joe smile. Those guys generally have a quality track record in the NFL.

29 Responses to “Report: Looks Like Liam Coen Coming To Bucs”

  1. zzbucs Says:

    To be 100% honest, I don´t know much about him…..Hope it works, good like Mr Coen, you are more than welcome…..

    You must also be awared that the Bucs fan base is sort of Bipolar…….Specially on this site…..

  2. elite bucs Says:

    love it. now lets bring the boys back and go grab ray davis in the draft

  3. BucoBob Says:

    Ray Davis plz

  4. BakerFan Says:

    I think this will be good, no more playing behind the sticks on 1 yard runs, 1st and 2nd downs.

  5. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Looking into his history I think he’s an upgrade over Canales.

  6. Murph Says:

    Hopefully the deal gets done. Never know what could get in the way of signing on the dotted line.

  7. Fansince76 Says:

    Thumbs up on getting this guy and I agree with getting Ray Davis at RB in the draft.

  8. JayBuc Says:

    Definitely rolling with Baker. Just hope its for no more than $30 million per year

  9. realistic-optimistic Says:

    That picture is hilarious. Big Ol’ lip turd in his mouth.

  10. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Would be a solid hire. Happy for the Bucs.

  11. Kgh4life Says:

    If this is true, it’s a great hire on paper. Similar offense with schemes to get players open and worked with Baker, albiet briefly.

  12. Allbuccedup Says:

    Looks better than Canales but why does to move back and forth so much?

  13. Conner50 Says:

    @elite bucs @BucoBob
    I agree we need a rb to pair with white really bad and Ray Davis is very physical hard running guy from sec, also knows the new OC scheme so it would be perfect choice at the position.

  14. Stanglassman Says:

    I nailed it!

    Stanglassman Says:
    February 1st, 2024 at 10:59 pm
    This is probably why they interviewed Kentucky OC and former ‘22 RAMs OC Liam Coen. He didn’t call plays in LA so that’s why he left to go back to OC at KY. He was once thought to be on the fast track to becoming a NFL HC. If Baker really likes thus guy he maybe a good choice.

  15. RBUC Says:

    My guess is he’s probably more a NFL guy as opposed to the way college football has become today with the portal, but he would never advance in LA because McVay calls the plays there

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Potentially Filled Offensive Coaching Roles

    • Offensive Coordinator: Liam Coen
    • Quarterbacks: Thad Lewis
    • Assistant Quarterbacks: Jordan Somerville
    • Running Backs: Skip Peete
    • Tight Ends: John Van Dam
    • Senior Offensive Analyst: David Raih
    • Offensive Quality Control: Jeff Kastl


    Positions of Need: Tampa Bay’s Ongoing Offensive Coaching Search

    • Wide Receivers
    • Offensive Line
    • Assistant Offensive Line
    • Senior Offensive Assistant


    Potential Available Coaches

    • Senior Offensive Assistant: Greg Olson
    • Offensive Line: Andy Dickerson
    • Offensive Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers: Sanjay Lal
    • Assistant Offensive Line: Keli’i Kekuewa
    • Senior Offensive Assistant: Nate Carroll


    Note: Seattle’s Initiating overhaul of offense in the pursuit of hiring Ryan Grubb as their New OC

  17. LuckyBucsFan Says:

    Not a fan of this one. The one year he was the Rams OC and play caller the Rams offense tanked – yes they dealt with injuries that year on offense but numbers are numbers. And then looking at his college football OC experience its a mixed bag.

    He relies too much on his QB for innovation without providing enough innovation to his offense himself.

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Potentially Filled Offensive Coaching Roles
    • Offensive Coordinator: Liam Coen
    • Quarterbacks: Thad Lewis
    • Assistant Quarterbacks: Jordan Somerville
    • Running Backs: Skip Peete
    • Tight Ends: John Van Dam
    • Senior Offensive Analyst: David Raih
    • Offensive Quality Control: Jeff Kastl

    Positions of Need: Tampa Bay’s Ongoing Offensive Coaching Search
    • Wide Receivers
    • Offensive Line
    • Assistant Offensive Line
    • Senior Offensive Assistant

    Potential Available Coaches
    • Senior Offensive Assistant: Greg Olson
    • Offensive Line: Andy Dickerson
    • Offensive Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers: Sanjay Lal
    • Assistant Offensive Line: Keli’i Kekuewa
    • Senior Offensive Assistant: Nate Carroll

    Note: Seattle’s Initiating Overhaul in the Pursuit of Hiring Ryan Grubb for Key Offensive Role

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Moderation for what?

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:

  21. Joe Says:

    Moderation for what?

    You know why. You’ve been here for years. When you use weird/odd/unusual coding it triggers the spam filter. (Joe didn’t write the code man.)

  22. infomeplease Says:

    I hope he does a great job. The biggest problem that I see is that he likes to”leave” for other opportunities! It would be nice to find an OC that will help develop the offense over several years. Hopefully he is happy and productive in Tampa for a long time!!! LFG!!

  23. J Dubb Says:

    Does this mean a Cam Akers or Darrell Henderson signing as well cuz I would love that.

  24. Stanglassman Says:

    Infome- He left the Rams bc he missed calling plays. He left Ky bc he got offered a NFL OC job calling plays. I don’t think we need to be concerned unless he is really great and gets a NFL HC job. That’s a good problem to have. That is also the issue with having a D minded HC.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Joe,

    I stick to the standard HTML syntax unless a rare typo slips through. So, there’s nothing unusual about that. No trolling, spamming, or stirring up trouble on your site; I’m all about playing it straight.

    Your filters, however, seem to have a personality of their own—now hyper-vigilant, next as laid-back as a Sunday afternoon. It’s a bit unexpected, especially when I’ve noticed comments with inappropriate content lounging around for hours.

  26. WyomingJoe Says:

    Robbie: No NFL coach wants to work with Baker? C’mon man. Baker’s talent has always been underestimated. But the Bucs took a chance on him and he’ll repay that favor by re-signing at a team-friendly price and ball out in 2024 and beyond.

    Now, let’s re-sign the rest of the band. Would love a hard-running bruiser in the backfield to go with White. But need a Center, and Guard and a DE.

    Like the Coen hire.

  27. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    Cool, he did good work at Kentucky,their offense went down the drain the year he was gone. Good hire, now get a killer O-line coach

  28. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Banana peel eating. Every now and then the Joes make me laugh so hard I nearly spit out my coffee. Bravo.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    At this point, it is what it is. Reputable coaches not being hired. Okay.

    There is still a chance Bowles gets lucky with these guys. I have my doubts…and really we have no idea what to expect with these changes.

    I was off base on Baker, so I guess I will wait and see now.