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Monday Quickies: Eddie Gran on the Hot Seat Edition

Will Eddie Gran make it through the rest of the 2020 season?

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It’s safe to say that Kentucky football offensive coordinator Eddie Gran is now on the hot seat. No one is calling for anyone to be fired and lose their job, but there is a certain level of expectations for the Wildcats offense and they are far from being met.

Aside from 1-2 games this season, Kentucky’s defense has been exceptional. Considering they’ve been on the field more than they should be, they’ve played even better. They even held an explosive Georgia offense to just 14 points this past Saturday. In the same game, Kentucky managed just three points of offense after scoring only 10 the week before.

As Kentucky heads into their bye week, head coach Mark Stoops has a lot to think about. While the lack of talent at wide receiver hasn’t exactly made life any easier on the offense, Gran’s play-calling has been the most obvious issue at hand.

He seems to have little to zero trust in either quarterback (Terry Wilson or Joey Gatewood) and has yet to show any confidence in pushing the ball down the field. No one is saying Gran’s work at Kentucky has been fraudulent but he has indeed had both Benny Snell and Lynn Bowden, two of the better offensive players the Southeastern Conference has seen in the last decade.

It’s doubtful Gran gets the can over the next two weeks, but Kentucky’s offense coming up short the rest of the season could potentially result in Gran looking for a new place to work next year.

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