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Eddie Gran leaving FSU for Cincinnati coordinator job

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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.

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12 Responses to “Eddie Gran leaving FSU for Cincinnati coordinator job”
  1. scalpemseminoles says: Dec 13, 2012 6:48 PM

    Are we going to have anyone left for the bowl game?!?

  2. saintsfan34 says: Dec 13, 2012 7:02 PM

    And next is Jimbo Fisher leaving!

  3. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 13, 2012 7:25 PM

    Alright Eddie, join his coaching staff but don’t go out to dinner with him.

  4. vincentbojackson says: Dec 13, 2012 7:55 PM

    Cincinnati is assembling a very nice coaching staff…just as the Big East is on the verge of total irrelevance.

  5. mauldawg says: Dec 13, 2012 8:01 PM

    TT is a piece of crap.Cant wait until the bIG eAST goes belly up.Then trash like TT will have know where to go.

  6. gogatorsjohn says: Dec 14, 2012 12:05 AM


  7. truefootballinsight says: Dec 14, 2012 6:39 AM

    Number of coaches on FSU’s staff at the time of the game=how many touchdowns NIU scores on them.

    My guess is 3, and one of those in garbage time, meaning another coach leaves afterwards!

  8. bigbuckeye76 says: Dec 14, 2012 8:54 AM

    What exactly is going on at UC? How did they becaome a destination for top coaches?

  9. mcjon22 says: Dec 14, 2012 10:29 AM

    It’s not a negative for FSU to lose these coaches, it’s a positive that Fisher assembled such a great staff.

    This will make FSU very attractive to practically anyone who is looking to advance their careers.

    Any reasonable College football fan can see this.

  10. lolwsmh says: Dec 14, 2012 4:27 PM

    Reasonable fans yes, but if FSU blows this game to NIU, who is in their first bowl appearance in the schools history, then the recruits wont be so understanding.

  11. lolwsmh says: Dec 14, 2012 4:28 PM

    BTW mauldawg:

    The English language is beautiful…you should learn it.

  12. lakesidegator says: Dec 17, 2012 10:33 AM

    FSU has now entered a “panic buying” mode.
    Desperate times, Hole fans.

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