Ball of confusion

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?


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30 responses to “Ball of confusion


    Leverage comes to mind.


  2. Reverend Whitewall

    I’ve always been told you can always turn down an offer, but you should never turn down an interview. Just never know what it could potentially lead to.


    • Uglydawg

      “We’ve already established what you are, we’re just debating your price”, comes to mind.


    • Russ

      Exactly right. I know several people who interviewed without really thinking they’d take the job. However, they learned new information or got an unbelievable offer so they took the job. Your goal in interviewing is to be offered the job. Then it’s your decision, not theirs.


  3. Salty Dawg

    Maybe all that love he has made it easier for Kentucky to write a larger check!


  4. Bright Idea

    Did UGA offer the job to Sexton or Gran?


  5. Bill M.

    Gran was offered the tight ends job. Less than $850K.

    No way he would’ve turned down OC gig.


  6. Bill M.

    Gran was offered the tight ends job. Less than $850K.

    No way he turns down OC gig.


  7. Cousin Eddie

    UK was Granthamized.


  8. The Truth

    “Georgia offered a job, but I’d just much rather be the ass-beatee rather than the ass-beater.”


  9. barneydawg

    “We are doing some things that are special for Kentucky, like beating the Gamecocks every year”.


  10. He probably wanted to li$ten to all thing$ Athen$….nothing lo$t for his love of money, i mean lexington……


  11. I have no idea why we would have talked to Gran. I had never even heard of him before this year. Kentucky had Benny Snell … when that didn’t work, they had no alternative. He would have made many of us pine for Chaney.

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  12. FlyingPeakDawg

    I’d take his comments with a Gran of salt.

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  13. willypmd

    Was that the exact phrasing? he didn’t really specify that they offered an OC job, just “the job”

    Maybe I’m reading too much into that, but it’s the off season, what the hell else do we have to do?


  14. Will

    I don’t know about you, but my mama taught me to be polite to people who come offering you a job. You never spit in a man who wants to pay you’s face.


  15. Hogbody Spradlin

    Similar mystery dept. Did we ever offer Erk Russell the head coach job, or not?


  16. Bulldog Joe

    Cut him some slack. Eddie hasn’t received this much attention since Electric Avenue.


  17. stoopnagle

    Who gives a shit?
    Why does this Gran thing keep getting re-hashed?