I’m not sure what to make of this quote from Mark Richt at yesterday’s meeting of the Albany Chapter of the Georgia Bulldog Club:
… Georgia’s head coach also talked about the timing of Grantham’s hiring, which came after reported discussions with Alabama defensive coordinator and former Bulldog Kirby Smart — a native of Bainbrige — fell through. Richt said he nearly attempted to hire Grantham more than a month earlier than when Grantham accepted the position in January, but also said the Bulldogs might not have been fortunate enough to hire Grantham if he had offered the former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator that soon.
“I’m not sure we would have gotten him then,” Richt said. “I’m not going to say why but circumstances changed.”
Does that mean Grantham had some initial misgivings about the job that were later cleared up?
The funny thing here is that many of us wondered how Grantham would feel about being the third or fourth choice for the job. Maybe the question we should have asked then was how Foster and Chavis felt about being fall back options for Richt.