For all of you who wanted Eddie Gran gone, you almost got your way today. According to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, Gran was offered the OC job at Georgia and a salary of at least $1.1 million.
In a Tweet, Gran told BBN that he is all in and announced that he would be staying at Kentucky:
This is huge for Kentucky to keep Eddie Gran after being offered by one of the best schools in the nation.
After Kentucky lost in Tuscaloosa to the Alabama Crimson Tide today, 77-75, I thought I’d visit the message boards to see what some fans are saying.
I’m sure everyone will be rational, friendly human beings who don’t think Cal can’t coach, Cal needs to be fired, and this is an NIT team.
“We suck a**. With the most all around talent in the country. Go figure.”
Doesn’t Duke have like three of the best players in the country?
“What’s there to be negative about? These days, we play for ending generational poverty and Draft Green Room anyway! While suckers at Villanova and Duke lose sleep deep into March, I’m up all night in June refreshing the mock drafts and trying to find out which G-league team our player ( that would be a 4-year project anywhere else ) will be on next year”
Six Elite Eights, Four Final Fours, and a title… I know I went to bed late during March those years.
March baby March. That’s all that matters
Reply: “Lol, terrible that a program like Kentucky can’t expect to be great throughout the season. We have to settle for a mediocre regular season and sweet 16 finish and be talked into accepting it as a “good” season.“
Define “mediocre” and then get back to me. By the way, we’ve only not made it past the Sweet 16 twice in the Cal era.
“It’s been a long season.”
We’ve only played 13 games?
“Cant win with low tier five stars. Simple as that.”
Are we really going to start saying there are levels of five-star athletes?
“Look how good we looked in the Bahamas against Mega Bemax with minimal coaching and playing more on natural ability. Look how bad Michigan looked against Mega Bemax with minimal coaching. Look at both teams now. Call me names, I’m just saying.
Maybe Cal should just roll the ball out.”
So we accuse Cal of rolling the ball out and being a bad coach, now we want him to roll the ball out? Makes sense.
“Hey Cal, what bandwagon were you talking about. The team has to be good in order for there to be a bandwagon to jump on and off. I hate that he bitches about the fans, then uses two wins to say that the fans complaints were unwarranted. He then goes on to lose the next game to a bottom feeder in the SEC. Worry about your coaching and not the fans.”
Isn’t this team top 15? And I don’t think Alabama is a bottom feeder anymore…. or at least no after beating Kentucky.
“When we win – well we have better recruits, so… When we lose – Cal got exposed
Always write the narrtive so Cal can never win and you always have a reason to bitch. I guess Cal made Reid play terribly.”
If you haven’t seen it yet, Paul Finebaum released his post-bowl top 10 rankings and the Kentucky Wildcats slid in the door at #10, but they’re still behind Florida, who is #9.
Paul knew obviously knew there would be some debate because he said “I’m sure everyone will agree on all of them and there will be no debate about any of the choices.”
People seem to forget that an unranked Kentucky team went to the Swamp and kicked the Gators teeth in. A lot of people say that if Kentucky were to play them again, then Florida would beat them. I think the game would be close and I think Kentucky could maybe even come out with another victory.
Here’s the complete rankings:
Notre Dame is a fraud, so drop them to the 10th spot, move everyone up a spot, flip flop Kentucky and Florida, and I’m happy.
After losing the Pinstripe Bowl 35-3, Miami football now has a vacancy at the head coach position. Mark Richt announced today that he is retiring from coaching and stepping down as head coach of the Hurricanes.
It’s not surprising since Stoops has connections with Florida and Miami. Stoops was the DB’s coach at Miami from 2001-2004, and was the defensive coordinator at Florida State from 2009-2012.
As seen above, Rowland says that Stoops is “likely on Miami’s short list.”
I would be shocked if Stoops left for Miami. The program down there is a dumpster fire and isn’t close to what it was when Stoops was down there before. We will likely be hearing more news on this throughout the day so stay tuned.
Good afternoon BBN. I have been away for awhile and wanted to start off by saying I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and got to spend it with friends and family.
With that said, I am not much into bracketology, especially with it only being December, but the latest version of ESPN’s Bracketology was released and I thought I’d give it a look.
Kentucky is currently a 6-seed in Tennessee’s bracket. They would be facing VCU in the first round and would be facing the winner of UNC and Vermont in the second round.
These projections would definitely change once the Cats have handled business against the Cards tomorrow.