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Todd Grantham Named Defensive Coordinator at Georgia

Todd GranthamTodd Grantham has been named the new defensive coordinator at Georgia, the school announced today. Grantham is currently the defensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys.

Grantham has coached in the NFL for 11 years and at the college level for 9 years. He was the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns from 2005 through 2007.  Listed below is his coaching history:

  • 1990-91 – Virginia Tech; defensive ends and linebackers
  • 1992-93 – Virginia Tech; defensive tackles
  • 1994-95 – Virginia Tech; defensive line
  • 1996-98 – Michigan State; defensive line; assistant head coach (1998)
  • 1999-01 – Indianapolis Colts; defensive line
  • 2002-04 – Houston Texans; defensive line
  • 2005-07 – Cleveland Browns; defensive coordinator
  • 2008-10 – Dallas Cowboys; defensive line

Mark Richt (from UGA Sports Communications):

“I’m excited the search is over, we have our man, and look forward to what Todd will bring to our defense, our team, and our University,” said Richt. “I think it is particularly valuable that he has a wealth of experience on the defensive side of the ball at both the NFL and collegiate levels.  Now we look forward to moving ahead with the home stretch of recruiting, finishing out the defensive staff, and getting ready for spring practice.”

Todd Grantham (from UGA Sports Communications):

“I would like to thank Coach Mark Richt and Damon Evans for the opportunity for myself and my family to be part of the University of Georgia community,” said Grantham.  “I’m very excited about being part of a staff that will work tremendously hard to return Georgia football to one of the premier teams in the SEC.  To the fans and boosters of the University of Georgia, I understand the passion and standard of excellence expected. I look forward to developing an aggressive, physical, attacking style defense that offenses will not look forward to playing against.”

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