Georgia spent the past sixth months working through contract negotiations with coach Mark Richt. In less than 24 hours, they school has finalized deals with Richt, athletic director Greg McGarity, and now, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
McGarity announced this morning that Grantham will receive a $75,000 bump in pay in his new three-year deal, taking his total salary to $825,000 annually. Grantham’s base salary will be $400,000 with an additional $425,000 for “supplemental income.” Additional incentives include $150,000 if Georgia wins the BCS championship.
And, like Richt’s contract, Grantham would not owe UGA a buyout if he took a job as head coach of NCAA or NFL team, or as a NFL defensive coordinator.
In March, Grantham received an extension that takes him through 2015 with the Bulldogs.
Grantham’s previous salary of $750,000 already made him one of the highest-paid defensive coordinators in the SEC; the raise officially puts him behind only LSU’s John Chavis, Alabama’s Kirby Smart and Auburn’s Brian VanGorder.
“Its just the market,”McGarity said. “I think that places him behind Kirby and John Chavis and it’s right with the others in the conference. Chavis has obviously been at LSU and been in this conference for a long time and done a great job and Todd has too. You’re being fair to them as respect to the market.”