As I explained in the comments last night, the Gran saga is all about Jimmy Sexton, not Gran becoming Georgia’s next coordinator. If Kirby can be enigmatic and do his agent (who happens to be Sexton, duh) a small favor, no harm, no foul as it pertains to Athens.
But if you really want to put your mind at ease over the possibility that a Kentucky assistant coach said no to a job offer from Georgia, consider this.
First of all, please know that, here at DawgNation, if there’s a report anywhere we’re going to let you know about it. That’s why we have a team of breaking news reporters who’s job it is to inform you if there’s anything out there that bears our attention — or yours. And, to be clear, Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio is somebody I consider a credible reporter. But I don’t for a second believe Gran was offered the Georgia OC job and certainly not “total control of the offense and $1.1 million.”
Here’s a couple of things to think about. Agents put these things out in the universe all the time. I don’t doubt there might’ve been some kind of contact or interaction between Georgia and Gran, but I don’t believe the Bulldogs ever offered him the job. Secondly, let’s think about this logically from Kirby Smart’s perspective. So just a year ago, you thought James Coley being on your staff was important enough to move him from WRs to QBs and make him co-offensive coordinator. A year later, your real OC leaves (somewhat unexpectedly). Now you’ve got a guy who sat in the offensive room with Chaney every day and in the coaches’ box for 14 games, and now you think the best idea is to go out and hire somebody else over him?
The give away there is “total control of the offense”. You guys have watched the program under Smart for three seasons now. Do you think it’s in Kirby’s nature to give anyone total control over any part of the football program? Don’t be absurd.
Smart isn’t losing any sleep over Eddie Gran staying in Lexington. You shouldn’t either.