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Todd Grantham — and his brother — officially hired by Louisville

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The Brothers Grantham have officially taken their family football show to Louisville.

Four days after reports first surfaced that Todd Grantham was leaving Georgia, the Cardinals confirmed Thursday that the 47-year-old coach has been hired as Bobby Petrino‘s defensive coordinator.  Grantham had spent four years as the Bulldogs’ coordinator before moving on to the Cardinals.

In addition to his coordinating duties, Grantham will coach the UofL’s safeties.

“To get a coach like Todd Grantham on our staff says a lot about our program,” Petrino said in a statement. “I’ve had the opportunity to compete against Todd’s defenses over the years and have been very impressed with his scheme and how hard his players compete. Todd will be a great addition to lead our defense.”

In addition to Todd Grantham, the UofL also announced the hiring of his brother, Tony Grantham, as inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.  The younger Grantham had spent the past six seasons as a Navy assistant.

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6 Responses to “Todd Grantham — and his brother — officially hired by Louisville”
  1. jdbaker01 says: Jan 16, 2014 10:47 AM

    Welcome to the beginning of the Petrino era, filled with graft and nepotism.

  2. chc4 says: Jan 16, 2014 11:18 AM

    Ironically, of all the hideously bad D played by UGA this season, the safeties were the absolute worst. They had no clue what they were doing… man/zone. May as well have not even been on the field on passing downs. So to see that Grantham is the DC and safeties coach is pure gold. Good luck UL fans!

  3. sportsguy3434 says: Jan 16, 2014 12:15 PM

    It’s okay. Petrino doesn’t care about defense and doesn’t care about recruiting that side of the ball. His best athletes will be on offense. His solution for defense is more offense.

  4. floridacock says: Jan 16, 2014 1:07 PM

    Dawgs got the better of that deal

  5. birdcen says: Jan 16, 2014 5:05 PM

    Mike Bobo’s back still hurts from carrying Grantham’s crappy defense the last three years. So glad to see that hothead gone from Athens! Don’t let the door Todd…..

  6. 1990tiger says: Jan 16, 2014 9:43 PM

    chc4 says:
    Ironically, of all the hideously bad D played by UGA this season, the safeties were the absolute worst. They had no clue what they were doing… man/zone. May as well have not even been on the field on passing downs.
    ==================================
    I thought they did a fantastic job against Auburn…… ;-)

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