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.