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Gran: ‘Both Quarterbacks are Available’ vs. Georgia

Kirby Smart’s coaching staff will have to watch film on two Kentucky quarterbacks ahead of Saturday’s matchup between the hedges. Days after Lynn Bowden led the Wildcats to a victory over Arkansas, Eddie Gran said Sawyer Smith returned to practice.

“We’ve got both quarterbacks ready now at full speed. Both are available, so it’s really a good situation for us,” Kentucky’s offensive coordinator said after Tuesday’s practice. “It was practice as usual. He (Smith) was full-speed and everybody was full-go. We’re good to go now, which is a nice thing.”

The coaches said Smith practiced some last week and was prepared to play in case of an emergency. Luckily, that emergency never occurred, giving Smith a few extra days to heal.

“I thought he came out and practiced well. His reads were really good and he threw the ball well. You could see some zip on the ball for the first time, so the time off has really helped,” said Gran.

More from Tuesday’s practice…


Are skill-position recruits worried about UK’s offense? The offensive struggles primarily stem from UK’s injuries at quarterback. Gran is confident recruits understand the situation. “They’re pretty smart. It’s a tight-knit group.”

Gran-isms — Every once in a while Eddie Gran will drop a football idiom that makes me bite my tongue to keep a straight face. “When the bullets are flying” is my personal favorite. Today he unleashed a new one when asked to grade his offense’s performance so far this season.

“We haven’t been a rolling ball of butcher knives. We’re trying to improve each and every day.” I would love to see what a rolling ball of butcher knives looks like.

Landon Young Practiced — Kentucky’s left tackle was in full gear for Tuesday’s practice. I get the feeling he did not participate the entire time, but he says he will be good to go this Saturday.

“It’s doing well. It took a little bit of time over the weekend to get it healed back up, but we’re getting back out there and going full-bore. I’ll be out there Saturday,” Young said.

A.J. Rose will leave the QB duties to Bowden — Like Bowden, the UK running back played quarterback in high school. He may get a “pass” or two off of shovel passes in the wildcat, but he’s going to leave the rest to Lynn or whoever else may be taking snaps.

RIGGS! The UK tight end talked about what was going through his head when he bulldozed a few defenders for a huge gain against Arkansas.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

11 Comments for Gran: ‘Both Quarterbacks are Available’ vs. Georgia

  1. Bluenblood
    8:11 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

    Full a shitt…omg We did such a great job with the RPO like Terry TD would run. Cats would be rockin with Terry TD. Eddie loves that offense and is great at it. Go Cats

    • shelby3605
      9:17 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

      Lynn is our beat qb at the rpo; I would’ve loved for terry to have pulled it a LOT more often; terry can fly and has a great arm, just hesitant to pull it.

  2. ukisgr8
    9:02 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

    When the bullets are flying has been around since the 1860’s. It only went out of favor when marxists took over the Democratic Party.

    • satcheluk
      9:15 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

      When exactly did that happen?

    • BluKudzu
      9:42 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink


      That is the most universally stupid comment that has ever been made on a comment board for sports.

      Paranoid much koolaidisgr8?

  3. WKY Cat
    9:27 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

    I call BS. I don’t think Smith is ready to go. Eddie is playing games with GA just like he did with AR.

  4. zoupman
    9:30 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

    Here is my fear. We play Landon Young in a blow out loss to Ga and lose him for rest of season.

    • ukkatzfan
      12:13 am October 16, 2019 Permalink

      You have strange fears. All players are one game from being out the rest of the season. Happy Halloween !!! Bwahahahahaha

  5. CrystalBall
    10:18 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

    Got a feeling the Ga. OL doesn’t care who is at QB. They are going to make that persons afternoon long and miserable.

    • cats646
      10:48 pm October 15, 2019 Permalink

      I really hope UGA’s O-line does make their QB miserable. Lol that would be awesome!

  6. CrystalBall
    12:24 pm October 16, 2019 Permalink

    l obviously made the second mistake of my life and typed OL instead ok DL.