By LARRY VAUGHT
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran was probably as upset after Saturday’s scrimmage as he has been since he got to Kentucky.
He admitted some might be that the defense knows what the offense is trying to do, but he also said he has players not doing their jobs.
“We’ve got to get that fixed. It’s all fixable, but it’s just disappointing when you come out for an hour and half and then you take the last 20 minutes and you don’t do so well. That’s disappointing. I thought we were above that and beyond that,” Gran said.
“They (defense) whipped us. I don’t know what else to say. Their 11 whipped our 11. For an hour and a half today, we whipped them. For the last 20, we got smoked.”
Gran said every offensive player should take ownership of the poor play.
“It was not good enough. We got no chance if we practice like that last 20 minutes. If we’ll practice and do what we did the first hour and a half, we’ll be a really good football team,” he said.
“Football games can sometimes be an up and down deal, a lot of emotion. And we had a lot of emotion early, and then they had a lot of emotion. You could feel it. I could sense it over there and then I could be over and be a cheerleader and all that. But I’m looking for somebody to be that guy. I’m looking for those people and I didn’t hear a word. So we’ll get that fixed. We’ll learn from it. We’ll watch that film. I think Tuesday will be a different day.”
He did not let the quarterbacks escape his wrath, either.
“There was nobody good. There was nobody good. For the first hour and 30 minutes, to be honest with you, I thought everybody was good,” Gran said. “Quarterbacks threw, our receivers caught. We protected. I thought we were really good. We ran the ball physical. Big plays. But the last 20, zero. So however you want to spin that in the paper. OK?”