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Grantham dispels rumors, wants "to be at UGA for a very long time"

Todd GranthamYesterday it was reported that UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham had been contacted by the Atlanta Falcons about their now vacant defensive coordinator position.

In response to that rumor, Grantham has released a statement through the UGA athletic department stating his desire to remain at Georgia. UGA athletic director Greg McGarity also told the AJC that he and Grantham have agreed in principle on a new three-year contract.

Here’s the full text of Grantham’s statement:

This time of year there are a lot of rumors involving coaching openings. Because of the terrific recruiting class we are assembling and the juniors that have communicated to me their desire to come back to Georgia I felt it important to address some of these current and any future rumors. I’ve had discussions with Coach Richt and (AD) Greg McGarity and we are on track to finalizing details on a contract extension. My family enjoys Athens very much. I love the passion and excitement of our fans. We have the program headed in the right direction and I want to be a part of bringing Georgia a championship. My desire is to be at UGA for a very long time. Go Dawgs!”

Grantham has been Georgia’s defensive coordinator since 2010. He is currently entering the third year of his current contract that pays him $750,000 annually.