I’m sorry, but this Grantham comment from today deserves its own post.
Grantham’s tenure at Georgia ended with a bit of a flop — the young Bulldogs surrendered 29 points and 375.5 yards per game last season — as fans and media questioned his job security throughout the 2013 season.
“We obviously had a really young team last year and we kind of faced some veteran offenses, some veteran quarterbacks, and because of that, we had to take some shots with those guys, but I think they got better for it,” Grantham recalled. “They were able to mature and I think that’s one of the reasons they’re able to have some success right now.”
An example of how they got better for it? Well…
Alone in the SEC, Georgia’s defense didn’t give up a pass play that gained over 40 yards this season – Louisville yielded eleven of those, by the way – so, I guess if you want to say that being epically embarrassed to work hard enough to never show your ass like that again is a sign of maturity, then Grantham taking credit for Georgia’s defensive improvement in 2014 makes some sense.
Or you could just say the man has some chutzpah.