With a new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in place at Kentucky, the one remaining spot Mark Stoops has open on his offensive staff was working with the running backs.
Sources tell FootballScoop that Stoops is planning to bring in Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Jemal Singleton as their new running backs coach; although the deal is not finalized at this time.
Singleton has spent the last few seasons in the NFL, the past two seasons with the Bengals, and a year with the Raiders prior to that, and he also spent two seasons with the Colts in Indianapolis. Prior to that, for well over a decade, Singleton was a college coach with stops at Air Force, Oklahoma State, and Arkansas.
In Lexington, Singleton is expected to work closely with new offensive coordinator Liam Coen, who Stoops brought in from the LA Rams where he was the assistant quarterbacks coach. Eric Wolford was brought in after a few seasons at South Carolina to fill the team's vacancy with their front five.
Ben Baby, who covers the Bengals for ESPN, notes that the Bengals are going through some adjustments to their coaching staff that include Jim Turner (OL), Nick Eason (DL) and Gerald Chatman (defensive assistant) not returning in 2021.
We shared more on Jim Turner's potential landing spot, also in the SEC, here.
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