If you’re just logging on to KSR today, Kentucky has a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterbacks coach in Eddie Gran and Darin Hinshaw. Gran alone is a solid hire, definitely the best Kentucky could do this offseason given his previous ties to Stoops, but the fact that he’s bringing Hinshaw with him sweetens the deal immensely. In fact, FootballScoop.com’s Scott Roussel went as far to call the combo “an excellent hire” for Kentucky:
“I thought Eddie Gran was a good hire for Kentucky. Think Gran and Hinshaw is an excellent hire. Hinshaw is so good with QBs and other coaches,” Roussel tweeted, adding that the hires are a “big win” for the Cats on his website.
Here’s the breakdown of responsibilities as we know it so far:
- Eddie Gran: Offensive coordinator/”Head Coach of the Offense,” running backs
- Darin Hinshaw: Co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
- Chad Scott: Wide receivers
- John Schlarman: Offensive line
- Vince Marrow: Tight ends, recruiting coordinator
most likely probably definitely not final, so stay tuned.