February 24, 2024

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/7/2024

"I grew up with a football. That’s all I’ve ever known — unfortunately for my wife. I don’t really change a light bulb well, I don’t vacuum well or change a tire, unfortunately."

-- Liam Coen

You want his resume. You want to know his qualifications, references and stats.

You want to know what the Bucs saw in Liam Coen that convinced them to hire a youngish coach from a middling college football program to run their offense.

Mostly, you want reassurance that this isn’t some longshot gamble on an unfamiliar name.

So maybe you should start in the cramped office of a high school football coach in Rhode Island more than 30 years ago. Tim Coen was reviewing the day’s practice when one of his assistant coaches pointed to Liam on the floor. Tim looked down to see his son had commandeered a chalk board and drawn up a wishbone offense with all 11 players in proper position.

He was 4 years old.

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