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December 13, 2012In a move that rarely sees its replication Tuesday morning Eddie Gran began telling his recruits and players that he would be leaving Florida State.
How many recruits do you think Butch Jones told about his imminent departure from Cincinnati?
If you guessed one you guessed too high.
Gran will join longtime friend and ally in Cincinnati.
"I'm pleased and excited Eddie has agreed to join us here in Cincinnati," Tuberville said. "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 experience recruiting Florida and focused primarily on Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, and Miami the last few years.
He helped the Seminoles attract the nation's No. 1 recruiting class in 2011 and was named one of ESPN.com's Top 25 Recruiters of the Year in 2011.
Gran's best recruiting pulls included Rashad Greene, Bobby Hart, and Nile Lawrence-Stample.
Greene led all Seminoles in catches, yards, and receiving touchdowns this fall.
Cincinnati was Gran's home briefly as he worked on the UC staff in 1992-1993. Other stops before joining Tuberville included Ole Miss and Idaho State.
Gran and his wife, Rosemary, have four daughters, Bently, Dillan, Sydney and Lucy Grace.
The Sydney Gran Foundation is a charity designed to support children's hospitals and other families whose children are facing serious illness. Sydney, the third of the Gran's four daughters, was born with the rare disease called Holoprosnecephaly. She passed away just shy of her sixth birthday in 2005. Additional information is available at www.sydneygranfoundation.org.