Eddie Gran is receiving a ton of backlash from the fan base, but give the man credit for owning up to his mistakes. After the game, he pretty much said he thought Kentucky would be able to run on Tennessee, but Tennessee showed up and shut that down.
“This is on me. I felt like there was an edge and I really felt good going into this thing,” he said of his game plan. “They took it to us. Hats off to them.”
In his defense, Tennessee was ranked dead last in rush defense in the SEC. To think Kentucky would be able to run is not crazy by any means.
He then admitted, “I need to create more shots down the field. We gotta take some chunks. We gotta do it early and we gotta do it in some rhythm. I’m not creating enough of that for our offense.”
For all the criticism Gran receives, some of which is deserved, he always carries himself well and accepts the blame when things go wrong. We’re not too far removed from a former offensive coordinator who would’ve doubled down on his mistakes.