Audience participation: Got a question for Todd Grantham?

I’m headed to Athens on Friday for Todd Grantham’s first media session. (In case you’ve been living on a satellite, he’s Georgia’s new defensive coordinator.) I have some questions in mind –  “When you were with Dallas, did you ever meet Jessica Simpson?” — but I thought I’d be interactive about this and ask if any of y’all had any.

Understand: I’m not promising I’ll ask them all, or even a half-dozen. But I’ll try to squeeze in one or two, and I’ll let you know what he says in response. And I, being my generous self, will give you credit.

I’m leaving about 9 a.m., and the session is at 11. So if there’s something you’d like to offer — “Coach TG, will recruiting change now that Georgia will be playing the 3-4?” — please avail yourselves ASAP. As always, I thank you in advance.

391 comments Add your comment

first!

January 21st, 2010
10:18 pm

ask him if he was the FIRST choice.

UGA0838

January 21st, 2010
10:19 pm

does he plan on adding another defensive coach or will that last opening be available for a ST coach?

Coastal Dawg

January 21st, 2010
10:20 pm

I’d like to know what kind of recruiter he is, but he may not be the best source of that information. What and when will the next hire coach.

bo

January 21st, 2010
10:21 pm

how will he beat UF on a regular basis?

gator hater

January 21st, 2010
10:21 pm

What is his plan for slowing down Urban Meyers and the dreaded gators?

Reid Adair

January 21st, 2010
10:21 pm

Does Jessica Simpson look better or worse in person than she does on TV?

Just kidding, Mark.

Pull My Finger

January 21st, 2010
10:24 pm

Will you please help our guys to learn how to wrap up the legs of the guy running with the ball? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for crushing hits, but I’ve seen too many guys run for touchdowns after been hit by one of our defenders. Thanks!

Pull My Finger

January 21st, 2010
10:25 pm

That should read after “being” hit……oops!

Suwaneedawg

January 21st, 2010
10:25 pm

In the grand scheme of things, does it matter if a recruit rates a 4 or 5 star or is about getting the right player to fit into the 3-4?

jaglaw

January 21st, 2010
10:27 pm

Mark, please ask the following….

Coach: “What makes your schemes and blitz packages different than what we see at say Alabama?
” How much does the personal dictate the packages?
And how long do you anticipate the learning curve to be?”

Yeh, Im sure he would dance around the later, but the former two could get a response.

thanks,

jaglaw

January 21st, 2010
10:29 pm

HOW MUCH DO YOU STRESS FUNDAMENTALS????

SLP

January 21st, 2010
10:30 pm

With the people on the roster we have now, and I’m saying this assuming he’s looked at film, is he comfortable that his 3-4 will compete in the SEC in 2010?

retired on the lake

January 21st, 2010
10:30 pm

No never met Jessica Simpson. but i did meet George Carlin in 71. and that’s says way too much, i’ll go back to my nap

Dale

January 21st, 2010
10:32 pm

How fast can he roll out this defense? Will it be fully operational in Sept or are we going to get a watered down version for the first couple months or season? Is this something like the spread offense where he needs “his guys” or can he go full speed with the guys we have?

retired on the lake

January 21st, 2010
10:33 pm

darn it i thought this was schultz’s blog. tuff wakin’ up from a nap

Dale

January 21st, 2010
10:33 pm

And ask if Willie left anything in his desk.

DirtyDawg

January 21st, 2010
10:34 pm

Other than for the money, why would you abandon coaching in the NFL for the NCAA, and specifically, the University of Georgia? Why do you see it as a step up on your coaching resume? And what will you deem as a success in achieving that step up? Does Jerry Jones’ awarding a three year extension to Wade Phillips confirm your decision to leave, or make you wish you had stayed at Dallas. And finally, where do you see yourself in three years?

That ought to get the doubts started amongst us dawgs.

Bryan G.

January 21st, 2010
10:38 pm

Ask him if he would have insisted on playing Bryan Evans over Baccari Rambo even though Rambo was head and shoulders better.

Skiing Dawg

January 21st, 2010
10:39 pm

Enter your comments here
Welcome to UGA Coach Grantham. What type of blitzing schemes do you prefer?

Vann

January 21st, 2010
10:42 pm

Is he worried about the players’ conditioning? Has he met the strength and conditioning coach?

com' on

January 21st, 2010
10:43 pm

ask if he is gonna cheer for the vikings this weekend. na, ask him why UGA? if not for the money why did he come. I am glad that he is a dawg now by all means. But what made him want UGA other than money. Is he gonna pull a lane kiffin and leave or is he in this 100 percent.

Tell him to GATA!!!!!!!!!! Im ready for some 3-4 D baby!!!!!

UGAfireDAWG

January 21st, 2010
10:47 pm

Can we Recruit a guy like CODY to play in the middle now that Weston is gone??

bullmann

January 21st, 2010
10:47 pm

this is the most important question of all! what has been the problem with ga’s defense that last couple of years & can you make an immediate impact???????????

Saint Simons Beotch

January 21st, 2010
10:47 pm

Will TG hold defenders accountable that cannot tackle, do not hustle and get burned in the defensive backfield? (Willie kept running 3, 23 & 9 on the field regardles of efforts).

TXDawg

January 21st, 2010
10:50 pm

With the 3-4 needing speed from the OLBs, does he anticipate Ogletree getting a look?

Big John

January 21st, 2010
10:50 pm

I’d like to know why he thinks we can beat Florida.

“How do you see your 3-4 defensive scheme matching up with the type of offense Florida runs?”

No credit is due for the question if you choose to use it.

Steven

January 21st, 2010
10:51 pm

Do you think you can make an immediate impact on the team in terms of significantly reducing the amount of penalties the defense commits?

Not sure if this is a fair question really but it would be nice if you mention something about the penalties.

Rob the Great

January 21st, 2010
10:51 pm

Here you go, MB:

Will Richard Samuel move to weak side linebacker? He ain’t exactly shooting up the depth chart at RB. Also, how much will young Dawgs like Brandon Smith and Boykin improve in their pass coverage skills? Who will step up at DE? Brandon Wood? Justin (could be an OLB) Houston?

How can the 3-4 contain opponents’ spread offense? Does CTG have a good game plan in place for uncommon offenses like the triple wing of GT?

Detractors of the 3-4 believe that this alignment leaves your defense susceptible to the run. How does CTG plan to contain the great running backs UGA will face in the SEC?

Is Travis Jones a candidate to join the UGA defensive coaching staff? If so, will an announcement be delayed until the Saints are eliminated from the NFL playoffs (or play in Super Bowl…whatever happens first)?

What does CTG think of the strength and conditioning program at UGA? Will he get rid of Coach Van Halanger, if Richt allows?

How long will it take him to turn UGA into a defensive dynasty in college football?

Does the new DC know how to bark? Some folks don’t. My cousin, a lifelong UGA fan barks like a chihuahua. It’s quite sad.

TXDawg

January 21st, 2010
10:51 pm

….or Richard Samuel?

Technophobia

January 21st, 2010
10:53 pm

What style barbeque sauce does he prefer?

mike addington

January 21st, 2010
10:53 pm

is he a proponent of the bend but don’t break philoshophy or does he make them earn every inch of ground/

A UGA Student

January 21st, 2010
10:54 pm

Please ask: Since he’s been coaching in the NFL, will he feel less pressure to play the older players (upperclassmen) than college coaches typically do?

Hawk n the Ham

January 21st, 2010
10:54 pm

Is there something in my nose??

bjfussell

January 21st, 2010
10:54 pm

what expirence does he have in recruting?

Nick

January 21st, 2010
10:55 pm

I like bullmann’s question. I think it’s a good one deserving of an answer

Hawk n the Ham

January 21st, 2010
10:55 pm

Can Hawk n the Ham have 2 of his allocated season tickets??????

Rob the Great

January 21st, 2010
10:55 pm

Sorry Vann. Didn’t mean to steal your thunder on the strength and conditioning questions.

Matt

January 21st, 2010
10:57 pm

Will he consider using Ogletree even though it’ll be his first year?

Willie Martinez

January 21st, 2010
10:57 pm

What’s a 3 – 4?

Big John

January 21st, 2010
10:58 pm

Any goals you feel are within range realisticaly for your first season–say 11 or 12 points a game, or 2 takeaways a game, or best on 3rd down in SEC?

Rob the Great

January 21st, 2010
10:59 pm

Has he been to Guthrie’s yet? Give him a rusty penny (like our old D) place it in the sauce (3-4?) and it comes out looking eloquent and shiny. Ha ha.

Coach Bobo

January 21st, 2010
10:59 pm

Can you get me some discount Cowboy gear?

MontyP

January 21st, 2010
11:03 pm

Does it matter what his defenses do? They will no doubt be better than a Martinez defense. Every down Georgia would line up in a plain Jane defense with personnel lining up in a certain position and no movement. Offense always seemed to know what defensive scheme Georgia was in except for Georgia Tech. It should be fun watching the Line Backers move up to the line between the interior lineman outside wide blitzing or faking the blitz and dropping into underneath coverage. This will at least keep opposing OC’s and QB’s guessing. Willie’s defense never made the offense guess.

Speaking of plain Jane. Bobo’s offensive play calling. And I mean sometimes downright offensive play calling. Does anybody think that he can start a game without 10 straight screen passes next year. Maybe, just maybe throw a ball 100 yards down the sideline to AJ Green and let the defense know that they need to spread their defense because you are going to get the ball to your best play maker early and often. Most of the offenses problems were not Bobo’s fault due to a lot of turnovers but there were way too many times were the offense was MIA for long periods of time last year due to his play calling. This was a topic of discussing by game announcers during more than one game last year. One announcer stated that were no secrets to what Georgia is going to do on offense. This has to change this year or they should begin the search of an OC. I think everybody noticed how the offense improved when Mark Richt pulled Bobo out of the sky box and put him on the sideline closer to him. Go Dawgs!

larrymunsonthe3rd

January 21st, 2010
11:03 pm

How will the defense win games win the offense is’t clicking!!!!!!

jaglaw

January 21st, 2010
11:04 pm

Hawk in the Ham, yes you do and its white!!!!!!

Russ the temporary mascot

January 21st, 2010
11:05 pm

What’s your position on ass painting?

doodoobailey

January 21st, 2010
11:05 pm

do you plan on giving up 40 points a game with the 3-4 or is that only for Martinez with the 4-3? Have you ever eaten a burger at Ann’s Snack Shack?

doodoobailey

January 21st, 2010
11:06 pm

will you make out with me MB? how about you Grantham?

doodoobailey

January 21st, 2010
11:07 pm

MB, is the junkyard blawg guy still allive?

Coach Richt

January 21st, 2010
11:07 pm

Is your driver’s license valid and current?