So, after all this…
Eddie Gran, who had just wrapped up his third season in charge of the Kentucky offense, was rumored to be in contention for the offensive coordinator job at Georgia, which played for a national title a year ago and just missed the College Football Playoff this past season.
There was plenty of confusion over the Bulldogs’ pursuit of Gran in early January.
There were reports that Georgia had actually offered Gran the job. There were reports that Georgia had not offered the job. And there were even reports that the Bulldogs wanted Gran as an offensive position coach, not offensive coordinator — a move that would’ve been a head-scratching demotion for the longtime assistant coach.
… there comes this.
On the second day of UK’s spring practice, Gran was asked about the seriousness of the discussions he had with Georgia over its offensive coordinator position.
“Serious in the point that they offered the job,” he said Tuesday. “It came down to: I love this community. I love this administration — Dr. (Eli) Capilouto, Mitch Barnhart — the guy that I work for is fantastic. And I’ve become a part of this community, and I love it. I think we’re doing some things that are special, and those (were) all a part of the decision-making when I decided to stay.”
Cool for you, my man. My only question is this — if you’re so in love with all things Lexington, why did you even speak with Smart in the first place?