Georgia defensive coordinator won't discuss Saints

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm •  Published: February 6, 2013
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said Wednesday he expected to remain with the Bulldogs, but he would not address reports that he's under consideration for the same job with the New Orleans Saints.

Grantham and former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan are reportedly being considered by the Saints, who fired Steve Spagnuolo last month after New Orleans gave up more yards (7,042) than any team in NFL history.

"Right now, I'm the defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia," Grantham said during a news conference for national signing day. "I'm certainly looking forward to coaching those guys."

Last year, Grantham was mentioned as a candidate with the Atlanta Falcons before announcing he would stay with the Bulldogs. This season, his name came up when the Philadelphia Eagles were looking for a new coordinator.

Grantham, who coached in the NFL before taking the Georgia job in 2010, stressed that he's happy with his current position. But it seems clear from the way his contract is structured that he hopes to one day return to the pros as a coordinator.

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