At least we won’t have any Grantham-on-the-hot-seat talk next season!

Todd Grantham is on his way to Louisville. (AJC file)

Todd Grantham is on his way to Louisville. (AJC file)

You’ve probably seen that UGA has confirmed reports that Todd Grantham is leaving to take the defensive coordinator’s job under Bobby Petrino at Louisville. The words “getting while the getting’s good” immediately come to mind.

Lots of speculation on possible replacements, with former Texas DC Manny Diaz mentioned by a lot of folks. I just hope the search doesn’t drag out like it did when Grantham was hired. With signing day for recruits less than a month away, having someone already on board would be a big plus.

And at least other schools won’t be able to continue telling recruits, “Well, you know Grantham’s likely to be gone next year anyway.”

So, feel free to celebrate, vent, speculate, whatever …

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575 comments Add your comment

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
8:56 pm

Colorado

That’s true….having JSW and Mitchell back will help stretch the field…I wish we would of gotten josh Malone but oh well we can’t get them all! I like the other 2 WR’s we have commited though.

DawginColorado

January 14th, 2014
8:58 pm

Richt may continue to do ST his way but go back to when we had a staff member sewing it all toether like Fabris did back in the VanGorder days. Our STs were special back then. And we need to identify and develop a punt returner. I think we have a couple of guys to do kickoffs. I would not be at all surprsied if Tramel Terry ends up being the punt returner. He has Boykin written all over him.

crowell

January 14th, 2014
9:03 pm

Very perceptive observation,Colorado!! 850K helped.

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
9:05 pm

Colorado

What staff member are you thinking about? John Lilly?

crowell

January 14th, 2014
9:18 pm

No splits of carries with a running game of STUD RBs…unless its a jolly/happy FSURicht and QB Bobo passing attack!

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
9:20 pm

Crowell

I think we hurt gut rakes feelings! He is probably crying himself to sleep with some Jim bean! Lmao!

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
9:22 pm

Crowell

Do you think Todd gurley is better than garrison Hearst and Tim Worley?? I think he is up there with them!

crowell

January 14th, 2014
9:30 pm

Tough Q there…..Better than Worley I think so..Not better than Hearst but closing in…Hearst had some FUN in NFL as well…Lil concerned bout next yr but hope offseason heals him up, 35!

crowell

January 14th, 2014
9:32 pm

I think Hicks needs to be in blocking for him no doubt…Unsure of Bobo’s love with Hall or is Hicks in Dawghouse…

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
9:47 pm

I wish hicks would get it together! The man is a beast! I heard all season long he had problems with consistent blocking. In my opinion I think he will put it all together next season!

hassamgreen

January 14th, 2014
9:48 pm

Show me……that coach i waiting post is laughable!!!!!

crowell

January 14th, 2014
9:50 pm

35…I’m a man and won’t refer to you as 3.5….We can recruit such beasts at RB but they play such a lees than great part of our offense…What u think?

Dog4Life

January 14th, 2014
9:51 pm

Great hire-somewhat uncertain but the intangibles, ie recruiting and stabilizing the Defense is a plus. Dawg in Col–not only does the Offense get a few more chances but there is also a large burden off their shoulders knowing they do not have to out score everyone because now they can rely on the D.
Flo(i think said this)–yes, that is the danger of being a good coordinator–other teams come looking for you as HC–hope he works out well and we have him for a while. This, however, proves that CMR is serious about this team–he did what he had to do to make us better; for that i am thankful.

35, the fire may be back in CMR–i hope so. Because good or bad i am a DAWG!!!

NaplesGater

January 14th, 2014
9:57 pm

Fraud..How do you know pressure off Offense! GA Coach has always been serious!

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
10:00 pm

Crowell

It all starts with our O- line….. We have to be able to run block better in the red zone! The past sec champions have ran the ball well….it’s true the past sec champions have usually led the league in rushing like auburn this year. I just don’t think Richt will ever have us run more than pass….I can only think of one year he did and that was 2007. I think next year we should run more just to take the pressure off of Hutson mason.

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
10:03 pm

Dog4 life

I’m a dawg for life too! I know that I can be really negative at times…but that’s just because I know UGA can do better and with some changes we can reach our full potential!

Bulldawg35

January 14th, 2014
10:08 pm

Well I’m calling it a night….. Have a good one Crowell!

Der Blau Engel

January 14th, 2014
10:24 pm

UGA = The Cesspool of the South

crowell

January 14th, 2014
10:24 pm

Night 35! Woof! I’ll take care of the koolaiders from here!

850K

January 14th, 2014
10:25 pm

Paying a bad DC for a new DC.

gutentag

January 14th, 2014
10:36 pm

Der=ignorance

Pulpwud Smiff

January 14th, 2014
10:41 pm

Whut youse wont me fur? Whut?

84Dawg

January 14th, 2014
10:42 pm

u dont remember him

crowell

January 14th, 2014
10:44 pm

Honeymoon over, Jeremy! Time to go RECRUITING!

dawgfan

January 15th, 2014
5:50 am

Risky hire. It’s uncharacteristic of Richt to go Flavor of the Month like this. Either he’s thinking outside the box or he’s desperate.

All told I’m pleasantly surprised by this.