Liam Coen, the Kentucky football offensive coordinator who held the same position at the University of Maine, has been released from the hospital after experiencing what Kentucky officials called a “medical episode” while working at the school’s football offices.

According to ESPN, Coen, 37, plans to be with the team for this week’s home game against Akron.

“My family and I thank you for all the support and prayers these past couple of days,” Coen shared on X, formerly known as Twitter. “I’m doing much better, thankful for the care I received at UK Chandler Hospital, and can’t wait to see you Saturday at Kroger Field — Go Cats!”

Coen was a record-setting quarterback at UMass who played in the Arena Football League before beginning his coaching career in 2010 at Brown. He was the offensive coordinator at Maine from 2016-17.

UCONN: Starting quarterback Joe Fagnano, a transfer from UMaine, will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a shoulder injury in the loss to Georgia State, Coach Jim Mora announced Tuesday.

Fagnano was injured during a designed quarterback run in the second quarter of Saturday’s 35-14 loss in Atlanta.


“It’s a fairly significant injury. We didn’t think it was that significant until they got a real good look at it with the MRI, so Friday he’s scheduled for surgery and he’s obviously pretty down about it,” Mora said.

Ta’Quan Roberson, a transfer from Penn State, will take over the starting duties for UConn (0-2), which hosts Florida International on Saturday.

IOWA: The NCAA has denied Iowa defensive lineman Noah Shannon’s appeal of his season-long suspension for his involvement in sports wagering, Coach Kirk Ferentz announced.

Shannon has not been charged in the state’s criminal investigation of illegal sports wagering by athletes at No. 25 Iowa and Iowa State. The senior from Aurora, Illinois, has started 28 games and came out of spring practice listed No. 1 at left defensive tackle.

“I am incredibly disappointed by the NCAA’s decision this weekend,” Ferentz said.

Ferentz said last month that Shannon made at least one wager on an event involving a Hawkeyes team in another sport, which is an NCAA violation punishable by a permanent loss of eligibility. Ferentz said then that Shannon had done “nothing criminal” and that the full-season suspension was harsh.

The Iowa athletic department announced last month that 11 athletes in multiple sports would have their eligibility impacted as a result of the investigation. The athletic department said it could not identify the athletes without their consent.

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