Washington State is set to hire Ben Arbuckle, the 27-year-old who spent 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, served as Western Kentucky's co-offensive coordinator 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, alongside offensive coordinator Zach Kittley and star quarterback Bailey Zappe. He also worked alongside Kittley at Houston Baptist in 2018 and 2019.