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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Kentucky football team held a spring practice open to the media on Tuesday morning, giving the first glimpse at some new faces wearing the Kentucky blue.

Offensive coordinator Liam Coen is back with the program after he led that unit in 2021 but left to take the position with the Los Angeles Rams in 2022. His return brings a sense of confidence with this team, given the success the offense had two seasons ago and the struggles that lingered last season after his departure.

“Some ups and downs that’s the motto right now is how do we sustain success play in and play out alright we can do a rack of four plays but we can’t have two up and two down or even three up and one down we’ve got to try to sustain success play in and play out in order for us to get to where we want to go and there was times of it today,” Coen said.

Transfer quarterback Devin Leary is looking to fill the shoes that former QB Will Levis has left, leading an offense led by Coen that was tailored to Levis’ strengths and will look to do the same for Leary.

“It’s awesome it’s awesome I mean I have fun every day just like the rest of the guys in that room it’s really like a brotherhood and he really brings the excitement to the game because he understands the position and he’s very collaborative with all of us on how we see the game and he played the position too so he understands a lot,” Leary said.

Leary has arrived from NC State and showed impressive accuracy in Tuesday’s open practice, connecting on difficult throws with wide receivers Dane Key, Barion Brown and Tayvion Robinson, among others.