2. Gators’ defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is 1-4 against Georgia football since leaving
Florida’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham kick-started his college coaching career in 2010 at Georgia. Still, ever since he left the Dawgs in 2013 for Louisville, it has been a rocky road coaching. After his departure, Grantham has a 1-4 record against his former team, which isn’t very good.
The first meeting since Grantham left for the Louisville job in 2014 happened to be in his first year there. The Dawgs matched up with Louisville in the Belk Bowl, and let’s just say Nick Chubb had a field day against that Grantham defense, running for a career-high 266 yards.
That 266 yards in a single game were just second in Bulldog’s history behind just Georgia great Herschel Walker, who had 283 yards rushing back in 1980. The Dawgs ended up scorching Louisville by winning 37-14 in a wildly uncontested game.
Here comes Grantham again, but this time he is with a new team, Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were coming in red hot and undefeated to play a ravenous Georgia team. Grantham’s defense couldn’t handle the heat as Georgia hung 31 on the other Bulldogs and went on to win 31-3.
So, needless to say, Grantham has a hard time stopping explosive plays when playing the Dawgs — from the flea-flicker in 2017 on the first play to the 75-yard touchdown run by Zamir White on the first play of the Georgia-Florida game last year.
Grantham struggles to find ways to stop Georgia’s offense, and we look for that to continue on Saturday.