Todd Grantham Offered, Accepted Defensive Coordinator Position at Louisville

UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been offered and has accepted the same position at Louisville, Pete Roussel of CoachingSearch.com and Joe Schad of ESPN have reported.

Just after that report, Joe Schad of ESPN tweeted that Todd Grantham has accepted the offer to coach at Louisville and that his contract will be for five years at $1 million per year.

UGA has not yet released a statement confirming the news, but Anthony Dasher of UGASports.com confirmed the news through a UGA source.

Grantham leaving might explain why Mark Richt postponed his end of season press conference yesterday.

On Thursday, UGA announced that secondary coach Scott Lakatos was leaving due to “personal reasons.”

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Update (6:27pm ET)

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications

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.

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