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Eddie Gran’s Offense is Starting Camp Further Ahead

It’s only the Kentucky football team’s third practice of the 2017 season, but they’re already ahead of schedule.  Even after some sloppy execution in the first practice with shoulder pads, Eddie Gran can do a lot with his offense.

“Between the motions, movements and expanding the offense, we’re able to be further ahead,” Gran said.  “Right now for day three install, where we’re at, we could use these three installs right here and play a game.  That’s something we couldn’t do last year.”

Returning an offensive coordinator for the first time since 2014, the Cats have continuity in the offensive playbook.  It’s empowered the offense to play fast, without having to think.

“We’re just rolling right in it,” Garrett ‘Juice’ Johnson said after practice.  “I can be more of myself.  Now I feel like we’ve been doing this offense for so long, even though it’s just the second year. We’ve never had the same offense coordinator for two years.”

Stephen Johnson sees the confidence not in just his receivers, but the entire offense.

“We know the plays that we have going into it, and we know what we can do,” Johnson said.  “Before we started team period today, I just brought the offense together and told them we can only stop ourselves and we really believe that.”

This does not exclusively apply to veterans.  The freshmen who arrived this summer used the time to get ahead.  Now they aren’t missing a beat.

“It is a bit of a surprise,” Johnson said.  “A lot of freshmen guys come in here and just try to catch up.  The guys here are already caught up for the most part.  They looked really well yesterday and today with pads on, just with the way they’re running their routes and catching the ball.”

Stay tuned for more on the freshmen who caught the coaches’ eyes in the first three practices. Until then, watch Gran’s appearance at the podium in his first media appearance from training camp.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for Eddie Gran’s Offense is Starting Camp Further Ahead

    • runningunnin.454
      12:26 pm August 1, 2017 Permalink

      LOL, breaking “team rules”…..thou shalt not steal.

    • Mathlete
      12:49 pm August 1, 2017 Permalink

      “Team rules” also includes “no felonies” because that needs to be spelled out at ULittlebro.

  1. PillsburyThrowboy
    12:31 pm August 1, 2017 Permalink

    I did not like his answer to if Lynn Bowden was at practice yet. He just shook his head no, didn’t say a word. That makes me even more worried.

  2. maximumscott
    2:05 pm August 1, 2017 Permalink

    Losing Bowden will not lose us anygames, but having him may give us added wrinkles to put us in a chance to win some games. His production will be better in year 2.

  3. KatsKlaws
    2:24 pm August 1, 2017 Permalink

    It is amazing what continuity will do for the program…sounds like moral is up and people are feeling confident about the offense….that’s why making the right hires in the beginning is so important, especially when rebuilding a program. Having a revolving door of coaches is simply not a good thing. It’s encouraging to see that a foundation has been set.

    • UK Big Board Update
      9:19 am August 2, 2017 Permalink

      So, those people on here calling for Stoops job in year 2 WERE actually idiots?

      Anyone remember “cats paw”? Wonder what he’s up to these days? LMFAO