Obviously, we never had the complete picture of Richt’s search for Willie Martinez’ replacement. Grantham was in the mix early on, as Richt went out to meet him at his house two weeks after canning his defensive coordinator.
What’s interesting is how Grantham’s name came to Richt’s attention.
… When he was searching for a coordinator, Richt heard good things about Grantham from Will Muschamp, then-defensive coordinator at Texas and now head coach at Florida. He said he knew that other coaches talked to Grantham in the offseason about blitzing concepts and knew about his relationship with Saban.
I bet Muschamp was patting himself on the back for that during the fourth quarter in Jacksonville.