Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who interviewed Thursday for a job as the New Orleans Saints’ defensive coordinator, said Friday night that he has taken himself out of the running and will remain at UGA.
“I want to thank (coach) Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints organization for the opportunity to interview and get to know them. They are a first-class organization in every respect,” Grantham said in a prepared statement. “As I said Wednesday, Georgia is a great place, my family loves it here, and I do as well.
“This is where our heart is, and today and I have withdrawn my name from consideration for the position with the Saints. I’m excited to start preparations for another season and along with the rest of our defensive staff look forward to coaching some really good returning players as well as developming some very talented newcomers.”
Grantham, a former longtime NFL assistant, has been Georgia’s defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.