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Friday Quickies: Eddie Gran Staying Edition

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Kentucky’s offensive coordinator turned down Georgia to stay with the Wildcats

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Kentucky Offensive Coordinator Eddie Gran is returning for another season with the Wildcats, despite some heavy interest from the SEC foe Georgia Bulldogs.

Gran was the center of speculation as a top candidate for Georgia’s opening vacancy at offensive coordinator, but last night, Gran put an end to the speculation telling the Big Blue Nation on Twitter that he was here to stay.

Gran has been the subject of some criticism from fans for play-calling decisions but it shows how highly he is thought of outside Lexington that Kirby Smart felt like Gran would be a good fit as a coach on a team that will no doubt contend for the SEC Championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff next year.

I admit, some calls have frustrated me but overall, I think Gran is still a really solid offensive coordinator and we should be happy that he’s decided to stay in Lexington.

Tweets of the Day

Tweeted not long after Gran’s announcement.

Big time win for UK Women’s Basketball.

Quickies

Why keeping Eddie Gran is big for Kentucky Football - Herald Leader

Having continuity on the staff can be a major plus for Kentucky as they continue to string together multiple successful seasons.

How will early enrollees fill holes on the 2019 depth chart? - Courier Journal

Some of Kentucky’s early enrollees will find themselves in position battles after arriving on campus.

How UK could replace key position losses - Cats Pause

Replacing Josh Allen and Benny Snell will be one of the hardest jobs for Stoops and Co.

Comparing the 2018-19 Kentucky squad to Calipari’s past UK teams - Kentucky Sports Radio

An interesting look at how each team stacks up at this point in the season.

The SEC is better than expected this season - Kentucky Sports Radio

Aaron Torres examines what the SEC’s depth means for Kentucky.

Maci Morris comes up big in victory over Tennessee - UK Athletics

Morris led the way for Kentucky’s first win in Knoxville since 2014.

Enes Kanter doesn’t feel safe outside of America - CNN

Just an overall awful situation for Kanter.

DeMarcus Cousins will start upon return - CBS Sports

Cousins is expected to make his debut in one week.

New Orleans can keep Anthony Davis if they land another star - Bleacher Report

It’s no guarantee, but landing another star is the only way the Pelicans will probably be able to keep Davis.

Last night’s Thunder-Spurs game was wild - ESPN

Raise your hand if you seen that LaMarcus Aldridge 56-point game coming.

Where might Jalen Hurts wind up next year? - ESPN

Hurts will have no shortage of options and teams pursuing him.

Steelers owner says its hard to envision Antonio Brown on the team in 2019 - Yahoo

The Steelers are a total mess right now.