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Kentucky reportedly plans to add Bengals’ Jemal Singleton as new running backs coach

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The new offensive coaching staff is starting to finalize itself for head coach Mark Stoops.

On Sunday morning, it was reported by Doug Samuels of FootballScoop that current Cincinnati Bengals running back coach Jemal Singleton will accept a position with the Kentucky Wildcats for the same role next season. The 45-year old native of Turkey is in just his second season with the Bengals but his fifth as a coach in the NFL, spending time coaching the running backs with the Indianapolis Colts and Las Vegas Raiders.

According to Samuels, a deal has not been finalized at this moment.

Prior to his time in the NFL, Singleton spent several years at the collegiate level where he once again coached the running backs at Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and Air Force. During his rise in the coaching ranks, he spent most of his time at his alma mater of the Air Force. He spent three seasons playing at the Academy from 1996-98, playing mainly as a running back while being named a two-time captain.

Kentucky recently added Liam Coen (offensive coordinator) and Eric Wolford (offensive line coach) to help fill the void left behind in the wake of the firing of Eddie Gran and the unfortunate passing of John Schlarman.

We’ll have more on the situation as it develops throughout the day.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

9 Comments for Kentucky reportedly plans to add Bengals’ Jemal Singleton as new running backs coach



  1. satcheluk
    11:55 am January 3, 2021 Permalink

    This is interesting and worth keeping an eye on. You would think the new OC would be hiring the offensive coaches.



  2. blueballs80
    11:55 am January 3, 2021 Permalink

    I wonder if Liam made any suggestions to Stoops on this hire.



  3. bkeith75
    12:03 pm January 3, 2021 Permalink

    His resume says he was a Special Teams coordinator at Arkansas in 2015. I wonder if he will be responsible for both positions?



    • bbn606
      1:46 pm January 3, 2021 Permalink

      I don’t believe Stoops believes in a Special Teams Coordinater.



  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    12:37 pm January 3, 2021 Permalink

    Any word on a WR coach? Are we retaining the current one?



  5. largoky
    12:54 pm January 3, 2021 Permalink

    Special teams coach is a big need!



  6. gacat123
    1:19 pm January 3, 2021 Permalink

    The Bengals coach was with the Rams at the same time (2018) as Coen. Coen made a call to his friend. This guy got out before the Bengals clean house tomorrow



  7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    11:17 pm January 3, 2021 Permalink


  8. UoKFB PHAN
    3:04 am January 4, 2021 Permalink

    Does he have any college recruiting connections? I hope so… coaching is only part of the job description.