University of Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been offered, and accepted, a similar position at the University of Louisville according to an announcement Sunday by UGA head coach Mark Richt.
“We are appreciative of all the contributions Todd has made to our program and wish him nothing but the best,” Richt said. “But at the same time the opportunity to work at Georgia is extremely attractive and there already is, and will be, interest from some very, very outstanding coaches. We have a lot of defensive players coming back, as well as some outstanding defensive recruits, and there’s going to be plenty of interest in coaching them. I’m excited about the prospects of a great defensive coordinator being on board as quickly as possible.”
Grantham just completed his fourth season as Georgia’s defensive coordinator, he joined the Georgia staff in January of 2010 to implement the 3-4 scheme that coach Mark Richt had been wanting to run for several years. He was with the Cowboys for two seasons after spending three seasons as defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns (2005-07), and six years as defensive line coach for both the Houston Texans (2002-04) and Indianapolis Colts (1999-01).
Prior to his NFL jobs, Grantham had significant experience on the college level serving three seasons as the defensive line coach and one as assistant head coach at Michigan State (1996-98). Grantham also spent six seasons (1990-95) at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, coaching defensive ends and inside linebackers (1990-91) and defensive tackles (1992-93).