He's the cool kid we would love to be friends with. And his press conference would be a glorious moment in Dawg history. Prodigal son (remember he was frequently lambasted as a player, and left early in his coaching career for greener pastures) returns home to bring aggressiveness, discipline back to Sanford's turf.
Pomp. Circumstance. Confetti. Cue the Battle Hymn.
If Grantham takes a seat next to Coach Richt all that fades away. Don't get me wrong, I truly believe the fanbase overall will be pleased. Grantham is a great coach, he clearly knows what he's doing. His experience is inarguably heftier than Smart, yet in many fans' eyes his resume doesn't sparkle.
If Mystery Defensive Guru takes the chair to CMRs right, well I for one may be even more pleasantly surprised. As has been stated here and elsewhere before, Coach Richt has a knack for hiring extremely well from behind the curtain. And this search has definitely (and thankfully) been done from behind the curtain.
So which do you want? If you had to choose...the spectacular press conference that brings tears to Dawg fans eyes and poetic words to local and national journalists' typewriters...OR the routine Q & A press conference that could mean more wins?
It's just a question bred from a thought. Please don't read too much into it. And it's meant as no disrespect to Smart. He coached a whale of a game the other night. I think he'd be a great hire because he's already a terrific coach. The question just came to mind that we may be more enamored with a certain name as opposed to having faith in the man who's charge it is to make the decision.
Phone lines are open. Reader, what's your bark...?