Bush Hamdan is officially the next Kentucky OC

Nov 10, 2007; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State quarterback Bush Hamdan saw action during the second half
Nov 10, 2007; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State quarterback Bush Hamdan saw action during the second half / Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky officially has its next offensive coordinator. That man is former Boise State offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan. Hamdan has been the Boise State offensive coordinator since December 2022. Hamdan was Boise State's quarterback in 2004-2008.

This will not be his first time being a coach in the SEC, as he has been with Florida and Missouri. He was the wide receivers coach for Florida in 2012. Then he was the wide receivers/quarterbacks coach in 2021 for Missouri and then moved to just quarterbacks coach in 2022. It is just his first time running an offense.

Stoops said this about Hamdan via UK Athletics: “I’ve known Bush for a few years and spent some quality time with him in 2021,” Stoops said. “Since then, I’ve followed his career and have been very impressed by him. He’s coached under Chris Petersen, Steve Sarkisian, and Eli Drinkwitz, three coaches I have a ton of respect for, and I think he’s a rising star in the coaching profession. We are excited to bring Bush and his family to Lexington.”

Hamdan said this about joining Kentucky via UK Athletics: “We are very excited to join the Big Blue Nation,” Hamdan said. “I’ve really admired Coach Stoops over the years and everything he’s done to build this program. It’s an exciting time to be at Kentucky and be back in the SEC. I can’t wait to get started.” 

Stoops has liked Hamdan for a while, and that is something that you love to see. I think this will end up being a great hire; just have a good suspicion about it. It is always tough to replace a coordinator on short notice, but Stoops has got one of the rising stars in college football. The first priority for Hamdan will be building a relationship with Brock Vandagriff and the rest of the offense.