Timmons, Kemp, Toth earn Gran’s respect

JoJo Kemp (Vicky Graff Photo)

JoJo Kemp (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

This is offensive coordinator Eddie Gran’s first season at Kentucky but he admits he’ll miss the seniors who will be playing their final home game Saturday when UK hosts Austin Peay.

“You start with Ryan Timmons and his attitude’s been phenomenal. Not getting the ball a lot and I hope these next couple games as we finish out that he have some success. Just his attitude has been so good with everybody. He certainly could’ve made it a bad situation,” Gran said Tuesday.

“JoJo (Kemp), you know up and down. He’s been hurt a couple weeks, then came back, had a good game, then hurt again for two to three weeks. Came back and showed that he’s resilient. What Jon Toth brings to the table. All those guys have been outstanding.”

Those players had Neal Brown as an offensive coordinator for two years. They had Shannon Dawson for one. Toth even played a year for former coach Joker Phillips.

“I think third coordinator maybe, in three years, so that’s a great question. Yeah, I think there is. There is an evolution there as you go. I think they for the most part, I really believe they’ve bought into what we’re doing and I would assume that here in the next three or four weeks if we can continue to get better, I think we’ve got some really great things to look forward to,” Gran said.

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