Source: Washington State to hire Arbuckle as OC

Washington State is set to work with Ben Arbuckle, the 27-year-old who invested this season at Western Kentucky, as its next offensive coordinator, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.Arbuckle, a former

quarterback at West Texas A&M, worked as Western Kentucky’s co-offensive planner and quarterbacks coach. Western Kentucky ranks No. 2 nationally in passing offense, as Austin Reed passed for 4,249 yards with 36 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In 2021, Arbuckle worked as a quality control assistant, together with offensive planner Zach Kittley and star quarterback Bailey Zappe. He also worked together with Kittley at Houston Baptist in 2018 and 2019.

1 Associated Arbuckle will become the youngest main coordinator in the Power 5. He will replace Eric Morris, who left previously this month to end up being head coach at North Texas.On3 initially reported Arbuckle as the target for Washington State’s planner hire.Washington State ranks 80th nationally this season in scoring and 44th in passing. The Cougars completed 7-6 this season under coach Jake Dickert.

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