Eddie Gran doesn’t need a cheerleader as a leader

Eddie Gran (Vicky Graff Photo)

Eddie Gran (Vicky Graff Photo)


Drew Barker does not have to be the leader of Kentucky’s offense. Just ask offensive coordinator Eddie Gran.

“I don’t need a cheerleader. I just need somebody that when he talks, people listen,” Gran said.  “He can do that in practice without being a cheerleader.

“My point was that from Sunday through Friday, is to stress our offense as much as we can, so on Saturday it’s easier. They’re going to see somebody that doesn’t get too high or too low. I’ve got to figure out how to get him in rhythm when he’s not in rhythm. I’ve got to spend my time doing that, not being a cheerleader. That’s how I’ve done it and it’s worked well. It might not be Drew, in that shape or form.

“It might be [Jon] Toth or it might be Jojo [Kemp]. And that’s what we’re finding right now in the next 29 days. That’s very important. We’ve gotten those leaders, we’ve spearheaded them and now we’re going to see what they can do with it.”

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