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Will Kentucky keep Eddie Gran as OC?

Gran’s Kentucky offenses have never finished in the top 60 nationally in total offense.

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It’s been a rocky tenure for Eddie Gran as offensive coordinator for the Kentucky Wildcats.

On one hand, Kentucky has had one of its best stretches in program history since Gran came to Lexington in 2016, including four-straight winning seasons, as well as a 10-3 campaign in 2018.

On the other hand, Kentucky’s offense have finished no higher than 61st nationally in total offense (2016) under Gran’s watch. That includes finishing 103rd in 2017, 104th in 2018, 76th in 2019, and 121st this year prior to the blowout win over a South Carolina team that reportedly had only 46 players active.

Sure, there was a LOT Kentucky had to overcome this season due to COVID-19, Terry Wilson regressing mightily, and the tragic loss of offensive line coach John Schlarman, the heart and soul of the offense.

But even if you give Gran a pass this year, his overall tenure in Lexington has still left a lot to be desired. And with college football continuously trending toward offense and high-scoring affairs, Kentucky has to find a way to modernize its offense, which could mean it’s time for a new voice as the offensive play-caller.

There’s been rampant speculation that the football Cats will be making significant changes on the offensive side of the ball this offseason. Will it go as high as replacing Gran as Kentucky’s offensive play-caller?

That remains to be seen. But in the meantime, we’re asking you if Kentucky should/will keep Gran calling the offense for at least one more season. Let us know in the poll below, and sound off in more detail in the comments section.


Will Kentucky keep Eddie Gran as OC for 2021?

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