Eddie Gran has been the top candidate for Kentucky’s offensive coordinator position since the job came open almost two weeks ago. Rumor had it Gran was Stoops’ guy and the interest was mutual, but Gran had to coach Cincinnati in its Christmas Eve bowl game before anything became official.
But then Gran got cold feet, we’re told, and had second thoughts about leaving the Bearcats to take over the Wildcats’ offense. Maybe it was the quarterback transfers, maybe it was something else; but the green light turned yellow with hesitation on Gran’s end.
It wasn’t until yesterday that things got back on track, with a little help from Mitch Barnhart. Though Stoops and his relationship with Gran were ultimately the deciding factors, Barnhart’s involvement helped showcase Kentucky’s commitment to Gran. The two sides are close to an agreement and it could be a done deal as soon as tomorrow.
So be on the lookout for that.