How can you not love Todd Grantham?

… Most of Grantham’s background is in the NFL but he was aware enough about Georgia-Florida history to bring it up to players when he arrived in Athens.

“He brought up Florida even before we had played our first game,” Commings said. “He brought up Florida at our first meeting back in the summer.”

What did he say?

“It was, ‘If you want to kick Florida’s [rear], you better start working now.’”

You wonder when Martinez expressed the same sentiment.

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56 responses to “How can you not love Todd Grantham?

  1. DawgBiscuit

    I heart CTG. While this year has been a substantial improvement (6 fewer ppg allowed in 2010 vs. 2009), the D is still a work in progress. He is going to make our opponents dread our defense again.

  2. TennesseeDawg

    Can’t believe the Senator hasn’t posted a Dooley comparing his team to the Germans article yet. That one’s ripe for one liners.

    • Russ

      Check Paul’s site. If you see the video, it wasn’t as bad as the written quotes make it seem.

      Still, I’m all for mocking opposing coaches, even DD.

  3. heyberto

    Something tells me, that no matter how the game turns out, it won’t rest on lack of effort by our defense. They’re going to be fired up.

    • Macallanlover

      I agree, the effort and intensity will be there. If the D can eliminate the blown assignments on Saturday, we will put another one in the W column. UF will not go down easily coming off three losses and an open week to stew on it….intensity won’t be lacking on their sidelines either. Let’s rock!

      • Ben

        I’m kind of wondering the opposite. This is a kind of spot that UF hasn’t been in for years, even under the Zooker.

        They don’t have someone like Tebow to make a promise or to rally the troops. Their season and their annual goals are all but shot. Who knows how a team like UF who is so accustomed to success will respond with two weeks to stew over a three game skid?

        I don’t read their press or their blogs, but I can’t imagine Gator nation is blowing bubbles of sunshine right now, either.

        And IF (that’s a big IF), the Dawgs jump on them early, will they quit?

  4. Dog in Fla

    [rear]:


    The Realist
    October 25, 2010 at 9:44 AM
    I think you can say ass here. Can I get a ruling?
    Reply

    Senator Blutarsky
    October 25, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    Works for me.
    Reply

    Her too http://www.jennsterger.net/jenn-sterger2.jpg

    O mein Gott! http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/rotate/brooks/DEREKDOOLEYOMG.jpg

  5. Russell

    I’m not a suspicious person, so I’ll say this. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Dawgs had the most complete game they’ve had in a long while. I think it’s coming….Take it for what it’s worth, which isn’t much.

    • Russell

      I meant superstitious, not suspicious. Excuse me

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Well, I am a suspicious person, and I also think the Dawgs are going to have their most complete game of the season.

        • Normaltown Mike

          You know, you can say it backwards,

          Which is, Dociousaliexpiistic- fragilcalirupus.

        • Brandon

          I hope so, I’m still sore about that 47-7 loss we took my freshman year, and 49-10 in 2008, it would be great to return the favor in this millenia. I think they’ll play their best game of the year also, we’ll see who wins.

  6. LCDAWG

    Why do our DB’s look absolutely clueless at all times? Does anybody have any insight? I mean we loo absolutely lost out there in pass coverage.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      I guess I’m use to it…..Arkansas game in 2009? Gee, my sister remarked at that game…”shouldn’t we have someone over there …near that receiver ?”

    • Ben

      Did you see the Mizzou-Sooner game? That’s a lot of teaching that a kid has to get out of his system.

      I’m guessing it takes more than a season to make someone Lakatos-tolerant.

      • Hobnail_Boot

        Excellent. How long have you been waiting to use that one?

      • Brandon

        Yeah, you can’t get 5 years worth of Martinez out in one year, just like Willie couldn’t get 4 years worth of Van Gorder out in one either, hence the steady decline. There have been much fewer instances of opposing players catching passes with no one within a ten yard radius this year, especially over the middle.

    • Dooley's Wig

      Thats just Georgia.

  7. Mike

    When Donnan was hired, one of the first things he said was something like, “There is not enough hate around here for that school to the south. I intend to change that.”

    I guess he did….once

  8. Paul's Johnson

    Strikes me as a non-story. Talk is cheap (as are the shots at the old d/c). If TG’s charges can back it up, perhaps his motivational ploy will be remembered. Nobody will remember if ya’ll lose Saturday.

  9. truck

    The only things left to do are: show the players a map of Florida, explain to them that it’s just another state like 49 others; then show them a Florida player, and explain that he has two arms and two legs, just like our players have. Then show the team a highlight film of all the Gators’ miscues from this season, and show them that there is nothing special about UF, and there is no reason why we shouldn’t beat them in a game of tiddly-winks, much less football. Goddammit, I am TIRED of this losing streak, and if doesn’t end Saturday I may crawl inside a bottle of Jim Beam for an early retirement.

  10. Vious

    It is not hard because Todd has done a solid job making the D much better over Willie

    With that said, if UF does what they usually do and beat us with a nice offensive beatdown, all this talk will mean nothing