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Grantham fires back at the Ol' Ball Coach

Todd Grantham decisively lost the SEC war on the field against South Carolina, but the Georgia defensive coordinator is doing his damndest to “win” the “battle of words” with the Ol’ Ball Coach off of it.

A day or so after his Gamecocks — or, more to the point, Marcus Lattimore — ran over, through, around, back over and through again Grantham’s Bulldogs defense, Steve Spurrier took a thinly-veiled shot at the first-year coordinator and his extensive experience at the NFL level.

“That little inside play (we ran), the NFL doesn’t run that play,” Spurrier said Sunday. “That’s a new scheme I guess. I’m sure they knew we’d run it. But they certainly didn’t stop it much.”

Tuesday, the target of Spurrier’s latest verbal jab took a swing back at the veteran coach.

“Yeah, that was texted to me,” Grantham said of Spurrier’s shot. “I appreciate his assistance, you know. But we actually knew what plays they were running. And they actually run that play in pro ball, and our offense actually runs that play, too. So we’re kind of on top of our game.

“It was kind of an out-of-left-field comment. I kind of took it more as a shot at the NFL. I really wasn’t sure if it was because of his lack of success there or what. So I kind of took it more like that than anything.”

So, yeah, in your face Mr. 12-20 Washington Redskins coach.

Of course, if Grantham’s defense could’ve hit back like that on Saturday, perhaps the final stat line wouldn’t have read 37 carries for 182 yards for a true freshman.

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12 Responses to “Grantham fires back at the Ol' Ball Coach”
  1. Sean Martin says: Sep 15, 2010 7:00 AM

    Afterward, the two coaches went shopping at the mall with their respective mothers for a prom dress.

  2. overratedgators says: Sep 15, 2010 7:35 AM

    This is what passes for coach-on-coach sniping in the SEC these days? Bring back, Lane Kiffin. Now there was a guy who knew how to snipe.

  3. BrownsTown says: Sep 15, 2010 9:41 AM

    At least Grantham is going after another coach instead of his own head coach like he did with Romeo Crennel. Grantham is the posterchild for overplaying your hand.

  4. Gatorfan1 says: Sep 15, 2010 10:31 AM

    Let’s see if I have this right. Grantham is talking about how an “unsuccessful” coach in the NFL made his defense “from the NFL” look really bad???
    Yeah real smart to point that fact out to everyone! lol..
    Are you listening Coach Richt? Nice hire.

  5. Tall Paul says: Sep 15, 2010 10:54 AM

    Mr. Martin: your comment is truly priceless!

  6. Ben says: Sep 15, 2010 2:06 PM

    Hey Gatorfan1; Spurrier didn’t make the defense look bad…the game was close and there was some very poor tackling by uga…if you wanna see a defense that got embarrassed go back and watch the SEC championship again…r u listening? see u in october…we’ll have things in order then…

  7. Gatorfan1 says: Sep 15, 2010 2:48 PM

    Ben,
    So poor tackling has nothing to do with a bad defense??? Put down the pipe and move back slowly!!!
    Yes, about that SEC Championship game, where were you guys??? Oh yeah, that’s right sitting home watching us just like the other 10

  8. Gatorfan1 says: Sep 15, 2010 2:53 PM

    Ben,
    So poor tackling has nothing to do with a bad defense or coaching??? Now that’s funny!!
    Yes, about that SEC Championship game, where were you guys??? Oh yeah, that’s right sitting home watching us just like the other 10 SEC Championship games we have played in since “91”.
    Just say it!!! 17-3…in the last 20 years…there, isn’t that much better??? Lol…
    See you at the annual massacre!!!

  9. blitz4848 says: Sep 15, 2010 3:18 PM

    @Ben
    Hey Dawg fan–you want to talk embarrassing;
    Dawgs lost 5 games last yr, gave up 20 pts per game & got pummeled by the GATORS 41-17
    R U LISTENING???
    As for “see u in Oct”–be careful what u wish for:
    The GATORS own Georgia
    17 out of the last 20 = 85%
    Georgia children grew up hearing this was a hated rivalry. After watching the GATORS beat the Dawgs over & over they couldn’t understand why it was a rivalry since the same team won almost every yr!!! This yr will be no different.
    The Dawgs are the GATORS perenial play toy!!!

  10. Dan says: Sep 16, 2010 6:57 AM

    Grantham sounds like an idiot – he brags about the fact that he knew what plays South Carolina was going to run but then Georgia did nothing to stop it. Now the question needs to be asked why is he still a defensive coach at Georgia?

  11. FredLynn says: Sep 16, 2010 1:16 PM

    Surprised by not seeing the following comment. “I still think the SEC is the best conference in the whole wide world.”

  12. Brutus B Columbus Ohio says: Sep 16, 2010 3:36 PM

    This isn’t the first time Spurrier has made an uncalled for remark about another coach or team. I have no particular attachment to either team, but I really get tired of loud mouths that show little sportsmanship towards their opponents. He made a rude remark about Ohio State a few years ago and they weren’t even on his schedule. Spurrier is a coach for a fine southern university. He needs to learn how to act like a “Southern Gentleman.”

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