By LARRY VAUGHT
Don’t blame offensive coordinator Eddie Gran for sending mixed signals after Saturday’s scrimmage.
“I like where we’re at. I always tell them ‘if you think you’ve arrived, we’re in trouble.’ We are so far away. But you know what? Our expectations are very high for this offense. They can achieve everything,” Gran said.
Yet he emphasized that UK is nowhere near ready to play a game.
“I think any coach that says they’re ready to play at this time is full of baloney. That’s why you’ve got 29 practices before you get ready. I do think we’re going in the right direction. I do believe they’re excited about hitting someone else. But we’ve got to fine tune some things and we have to get a lot better for us to be successful and have a chance to beat Southern Miss,” Gran said.
Gran said he was “OK” with the way the offense performed in Saturday’s scrimmage.
“We went three and out and then we came back and recovered with a 60-yard touchdown. That’s huge. That’s a step in the right direction. Then you go down, if we kick a field goal, OK. A three and out, a touchdown and a field goal, I’m all in,” Gran said.
“But then the next time you get down there you can’t kick a field goal. It has to be seven. Otherwise we can’t finish. That’s what we’re going to talk about. Coach talks about those small strokes, doing the little things right in those tighter areas in the red zone. If we do that then we’ll be really good. I really believe that. I think we’ll really have a chance.”