By LARRY VAUGHT
Logan Stenburg has started 38 straight games the last three years and also was an key member of the Kentucky offensive line his redshirt freshman season in 2016.
During that time, he’s seen the adjustments that offensive coordinator Eddie Gran has had to make to UK’s offense — and not just this year when he turned receiver Lynn Bowden into a running machine at quarterback thanks in large part to what Stenberg and his teammates did in the line.
“I love G (Eddie Gran) to death. Eddie is my boy. He has a game plan and it works well,” Stenberg said. “Talking about having to revamp the offense and learn new stuff and dealing with injuries and what not this year, that’s just what every team does. We take it on the run and try to do the best we can.”
Stenberg knew Kentucky was not overloaded with talent when he left Alabama to come play for coach Mark Stoops and offensive line coach John Schlarman.
“I am just really glad to be able to take this university and this program to where it is today. Winning, expecting bowl games, expecting winning seasons. I credit that all to my coaches, especially coach Schlarman,” Stenberg said.
“He is the reason I came here from the get-go. I have said it many times. He is more than a coach. He is like a father figure. He is a great guy. I am just blessed to have this opportunity and to have spent these last five years here. I am just really thankful for it.”
Of course, it didn’t all go exactly as he planed.
“To be honest, I thought I could come in and play early. Then I came in and redshirted and got hit in the face and realized, ‘Hey, you are not as good as you think you are,’” Stenberg said.
“I hit that redshirt year hard and really trained and tried to get on the field. That redshirt freshman year I got a lot of playing time and ended up starting the next year. That is the reason I came here but I am really glad I did. There is no other place I would rather be.”