[Editor’s Note: Sources tell KSR that the report by Josh Edwards is incorrect and Bouknight will be staying on. For more, click here.]
Kentucky is reportedly not finished making changes to its offensive coaching staff.
According to 247 Sports’ Josh Edwards, the Wildcats are moving on from wide receivers coach Jovon Bouknight. Coach Bo only spent one season in Lexington, replacing Michael Smith after previously working for Mario Cristobal at Oregon.
Once the staff change becomes official, Vince Marrow will be the only offensive coach from 2020 that will still be on the staff in 2021. Even though it made sense to clean house and start fresh with a brand new staff under Liam Coen, continuity was one reason to keep Coach Bo around for at least another year. By dismissing Bouknight, Kentucky will have four different wide receivers coaches in five years.
Mark Stoops has made exceptional hires throughout his Kentucky tenure, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. One position he’s consistently missed is wide receivers coach. Kentucky needs to get this one right for the pass-catchers’ sake. After exclusively hiring coaches with NFL experience this offseason, I would expect Stoops to do the same when seeking out a wide receivers coach for the 2021 season.