Last night, reports surfaced that Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was expected to interview for the same position with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, with coach Sean Payton telling Kristian Garic of WWL directly that he planned on interviewing Grantham.
There is, of course, a part of Grantham’s contract that mandates he notify his athletic director, Greg McGarity, of any employment opportunity. As of late Tuesday night, McGarity had not been notified. Whether that’s changed in the past 12 hours or so is unknown and Grantham dodged a question about it during a Signing Day press conference.
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Invariably came the question about Grantham’s future with Georgia. “Will you still be with us two or three years from now,” a fan asked Grantham.
“You know what? I can tell you this, that my family loves it here; I like it here a lot; and this is a very special place and I think today needs to be focused on the players we’ve got here right now and trying to get back to Atlanta,” Grantham said.
It’s not a yes. It’s not a no. It’s not really anything.
Payton told “Mike and Mike” this morning that he planned on interviewing two to four candidates for the DC job, mentioning only former Cowboys DC Rob Ryan by name.
It’s also believed that Grantham is still in the running for the Philadelphia Eagles’ DC gig.
One of the most consistent pieces of Wisconsin’s passing attack, such as it is, will be on the shelf for the foreseeable future.
A UW official confirmed to madison.com that Austin Traylor sustained a right-arm injury in Saturday’s loss to Iowa. As a result, the tight end will be sidelined for the rather broad period of 4-8 weeks.
At best, Traylor could return for the Nov. 7 game against Maryland after missing contests with Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois and Rutgers. At worst, he’d miss the remainder of the regular season, but could return for a bowl game, and perhaps the Big Ten championship game if the Badgers were to earn another berth.
Because he’s already played in five games this season, Traylor would not be eligible for a medical hardship waiver if he were to miss the remainder of the year.
Traylor is tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with three while his 15.6 yards per reception is tops on the team. He’s third in receiving yards with 156 and tied for fourth with 10 receptions.
With each passing day, it appears Miami won’t be able to avoid one of the most talented and productive running backs in the country.
Thursday, Dalvin Cook returned to practice for the first time this week. Cook suffered a hamstring injury in the first quarter of Florida State’s win over Wake Forest this past Saturday, and had spent the previous two days of practice riding a bicycle while the rest of his teammates prepped for the in-state and conference rivalry game against The U this Saturday.
The Palm Beach Post wrote that Cook showed “no signs” of the hamstring injury that had some worried about his availability in Week 6.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher, who said Wednesday he doesn’t “ever count Dalvin out” because of his healing ability, will meet with reporters later this evening and could address Cook’s status for the weekend then. Or, he could play to keep the Hurricanes guessing, even as most assume the All-ACC back will be on the field.
Cook is far and away FSU’s leading rusher, with his 142.5 yards per game good for eight in the country and his six rushing touchdowns tied for 20th.