Kentucky and South Carolina are on the hunt for new offensive coordinators. With the regular season in the rearview coaching changes are going on around the country. It didn’t take long for either school to have staff vacancies to fill.
South Carolina offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is leaving Columbia to become the new offensive coordinator at Nebraska. Satterfield — who has ties to the Volunteer State dating back to his time as a GA at UT and later as Tennessee Tech’s head coach — spent two seasons in Columbia.
Satterfield leaves Shane Beamer’s staff to join Matt Rhule’s new staff at Nebraska. Satterfield previously spent time on Rhule’s staff at both Temple and Baylor.
The 46-year old Greenback, Tennessee native was much maligned by South Carolina fans during his time in Columbia. People wondered whether Satterfield was on the hot seat as the Gamecocks’ floundered offensively for much of the season.
Instead, a great close to the season with big offensive performances against Tennessee and Clemson led to Satterfield leaving South Carolina on his own terms.
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While South Carolina’s offensive coordinator left, Kentucky fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, Nick Roush first reported.
Scangarello had just completed his first season as Kentucky’s offensive coordinator and the Wildcats’ offense floundered despite having projected first round draft pick Will Levis at quarterback.
The first year coordinator has spent most of his career in the NFL including the immediate five years before he came to Kentucky. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops had previously hired offensive coordinator Liam Coen from the NFL ranks and the move paid dividends.
Coen left following the 2021 season to become the Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator. Stoops’ second attempt to hire from the NFL wasn’t as fruitful.