Speculation surfaced earlier in the week that Eddie Gran would be leaving his post at Florida State for parts unknown.
Now, those parts are officially known as Cincinnati announced that Gran has been hired as Tommy Tuberville‘s offensive coordinator. Tuberville, who left Texas Tech a week ago to take the Bearcats job, and Gran have an extensive coaching history together, with the former serving on the latter’s staffs at Auburn and Ole Miss for a combined 14 years.
“I’m pleased and excited Eddie has agreed to join us here in Cincinnati,” Tuberville said in a statement. “We have a lot of history together and have won a lot of football games at Auburn and Mississippi. He’s has proven himself to be a great coach and outstanding recruiter. He knows this area well from his previous coaching stop here so it was a natural fit.”
Gran has spent the last three of his 26 years at the collegiate level with the Seminoles, where he served as associate head coach, running backs coach and special teams coordinator.
With Gran’s departure, three assistants have left Jimbo Fisher‘s FSU staff in the past two weeks. Defensive coordinator Mark Stoops was named Kentucky’s head coach, taking defensive assistant D.J. Eliot along as his defensive coordinator.