To the delight of some, the dismay of a few and the surprise of almost all, Louisville has apparently hired Georgia Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham. According to the report, Grantham will be leaving the Bulldogs and joining head coach Bobby Petrino with the Cardinals for a guaranteed five-year contract worth $1 million a year.
Todd Grantham will get 5 year guaranteed deal, $1 million per year at Louisville
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 12, 2014
Our colleagues over at Dawn of the Dawg believe this is great news for Georgia fans everywhere, as last year’s team was 45th in total defense and 75th in scoring defense–hardly enough to get most SEC offenses shaking before games.
Many have already begun speculated whether Mark Richt will want to switch back to a 4-3 defense, or stay with the 3-4 that Grantham implemented when he joined the team back in 2010.
Here’s a bit of what the folks at DawgSports.com had to say on the news:
If true, in my opinion Papa John and the boys are laughably overpaying for a guy who has delivered mediocre to sporadically above average results during his time in Athens. To put it in context, Kirby Smart’s deal at Alabama is three years with a $3.85 million total payout. John Chavis’s deal at LSU pays him $911,000 per year. Is there anyone who has the sense that Grantham is outperforming those guys.