Kentucky Football: What exactly do the Cats need in Offensive Coordinator

Mark Stoops the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Wide receivers coach Brian Hartline /

Someone like Brian Hartline fits the mold of a great coordinator

One more thing is for sure, especially after witnessing a number of future wide receivers recently enter the transfer portal in recent days, the next OC for the Wildcats will need to have some solid recruiting tactics and connections.

When thinking about good recruiters a younger guy like Brian Hartline comes to mind immediately.  Hartline is considered by many to have one of the brightest offensive minds in the country, he is young, and he is from Ohio — all positives for the Wildcats.

Someone similar to Hartline, a younger guy with recruiting connections and bright, fresh philosophies could be needed in order to see immediate success for the Blue and White.  Year in and year out Kentucky has to compete with the likes of the entire SEC for blue chip, touted recruits.  Not only that, but they also have to compete with their neighbors in Ohio and Louisville for players and combined, this will be no easy task for anyone stepping into the role.

So, in order for Kentucky’s next Offensive Coordinator to be successful, as well as possess a strong sense of job security, I feel as though they need to also possess strong recruiting connections across the country, especially those areas running through the SEC and Ohio-Kentucky pipeline.  A bit of youthfulness and a fresh perspective on the offensive philosophy aren’t going to hurt either.