ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Mark Richt was unable to address the 100-plus fans milling around the Butts-Mehre athletic complex after undergoing surgery for a hip replacement last Saturday.
That left offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham fielding questions from the eager spectators, and Grantham was asked if he planned to stick around for a few more years. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Tuesday night that Saints coach Sean Payton will interview Grantham for his defensive coordinator vacancy on Thursday.
“My family loves it here, and I like it here a lot,” Grantham said. “This is a very special place, and I think today needs to be focused on the players that we’ve got here right now and trying to get back to Atlanta.”
The Bulldogs had 31 signees as of lunchtime today, including 30 who were previously committed. The lone newcomer was offensive tackle DeVondre Seymour of Suwanee, Ga., a 6-foot-5, 295-pounder rated the No. 14 tackle prospect nationally by ESPN.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...