Friday, January 15, 2010

Grantham is a Dawg - UPDATED

Here's the official UGA release. Welcome to Athens Todd Grantham...well, you know...after you finish this Super Bowl thing.

According to Tom Dienhart, senior college football writer for Rivals, Todd Grantham has agreed to a three year deal to become Georgia's new defensive coordinator. The deal evidently would make the Dallas Cowboys d-line coach the third highest paid DC in the nation.

Georgia will hire Todd Grantham as defensive coordinator.
Grantham has been the defensive line coach of the Dallas Cowboys the past two seasons. Prior to that, he was defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns from 2005-07. Grantham also has served on NFL staffs with the Houston Texans (2002-04) and Indianapolis Colts (1999-2001). He last coached in college with Michigan State from 1996-98 under Nick Saban. Grantham was a defensive lineman at Virginia Tech.
Grantham, 43, takes over a Georgia defense that ranked seventh in the SEC during an 8-5 season. Defensive coordinator/secondary coach Willie Martinez, co-defensive coordinator/linebackers John Jancek and defensive ends coach Jon Fabris were fired.
I have had reservations about Grantham, but truly believe that we are getting a very good coach. In the coming days, AJC hacks and rival fanbases will opine about the search's length and scoff at the hire's resume. But in reality, CMR has conducted a very deliberate and thorough search.

And most importantly, Dawg fans will see a drastically different and improved defense come fall.

More details and thoughts later.

1 comment:

COSpringsLady Dawg said...

I'm happy with the hire, but I think we paid too much due to Kirby fiasco.