In what was yet another brutal game for the Kentucky Wildcats’ offense and offensive coordinator Eddie Gran. While the offensive looked significantly better than they did last week at Mizzou, they only managed to put up three total points and really just looked timid and discombobulated at times.
Late in the game with Kentucky driving, down by two scores, Eddie Gran and the coaching staff flat-out refused to even throw the ball deep once. I think that is a testament to their faith in their quarterbacks, their receivers, and their overall play-calling philosophy, which is simply not going to cut it in the SEC.
The defense played another great game, but no love from the offense has absolutely killed Kentucky this season.
Does a change need to be made? Will a change be made?
Here is how Twitter reacted to yet another disappointing Kentucky offensive game:
Kentucky fought hard and the Defense is good— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 31, 2020
I hope these two weeks are focused on getting a functioning Offense
What’s crazy about UK’s Offense is it has:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 31, 2020
- A top level Offensive Line
- A potentially very good Running Back
- A QB who is 14-6 at Kentucky
Yet the offense is dreadful game after game
That needs explanation
Eddie Gran has zero faith in the passing game. To have a formidable rushing attack and never be able to leverage that into some big hits off play-action is the death of an offense.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) October 31, 2020
Flipping between Boston College & Kentucky is just jarring. Is this what it’s like to have coaches willing to take some chances against a top-5 team?— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) October 31, 2020
It will be 2032 before Kentucky throws a pass beyond the sticks on third down.— Travis Graf (@TravisGraf_) October 31, 2020
The one thing Kentucky has figured out today. Chris Rodriguez is the man.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) October 31, 2020
Kentucky’s offense is just brutal. Painfully slow with zero creativity.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) October 31, 2020
Defense gave the team a chance to win, strong group that made adjustments.
UK's average starting field position has been their own 20. Hasn't started better than their own 25. It's going to be hard for anyone to score against UGA when you have to go 75+ yards on every trip.— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) October 31, 2020
Kentucky fans it’s not Terry Wilson and Joey Gatewood. It’s Eddie Gran.— SECSportsTalk (@sportstalk_sec) October 31, 2020
Blame him for this mess.
For whatever vulnerability the defense has shown, they have bent without breaking and two years in a row have been good enough to give UK a chance to beat Georgia. Once again, the offense is the weak link. Same song & dance.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) October 31, 2020
Well Kentucky does have 60 plays today, Georgia 56. Lot better than 92-36 edge Missouri had. Trying to find positives ...— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) October 31, 2020
There just has to be changes made this offseason if you’re UK. Philosophy, staff. Something needs a jumble.— Travis Graf (@TravisGraf_) October 31, 2020
This Kentucky offense is painful to watch. We may have a shot at beating Georgia if we would throw the ball farther than 11 yards down the field. I just don’t understand the play calling today. Excellent game by the defense holding UGA to 14 points. #BBN #UGAvsUK— Alex Garner (@alexgarner55) October 31, 2020
Georgia has kept Kentucky out of the endzone for eight straight quarters. If this program wants to be serious about being consistent contenders in the SEC East that has to change.— Brent Rainscott (@BrentWainscott_) October 31, 2020
He summed up Kentucky’s offense perfectly pic.twitter.com/Xu4tM5jCDw— DeuceG (@grind92) October 31, 2020
Time of possession:— Aaron Gershon (@agershon99) October 31, 2020
A lot of the blame for offense's lack of success was simply not having much time with the ball last week.
This week no excuse.
3rd and 10, down 2 scores, dump screen behind the line of scrimmage— Keith Garrett (@B3KeithG) October 31, 2020
Are you kidding. Down 14-3 with 1:40 left and throw a 2-yard pass over middle of field. That has to be changed— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) October 31, 2020
Terry Wilson deserves an apology for some people. He wasn’t the problem. Joey isn’t the problem... However... the OC is. You have the best OL in the country, world class RBs, stellar defense. Sad thing is... we really don’t know what we have at QB. But everyone thinks they suck.— Michael Beard (@AllMikedUp_) October 31, 2020
Kentucky got the ball back, down 11, with 1:37 left and HEROICALLY ran a 4-play drive that netted -13 yards to kill the clock.— Adam Spencer (@AdamSpencer4) October 31, 2020
Someone get Disney on the phone. That’s what sports movies are made of.
3rd and Long down 2 possessions with 4:00 left in the game.. Kentucky’s coaching staff: pic.twitter.com/mXxpU3AX0H— Wade Wilson (@Wwilson_73) October 31, 2020
Here’s some inside information to look at that will explain it pic.twitter.com/eqktw64Vd9— Braxton Caudill (@BraxtonCaudill1) October 31, 2020