Your Daily Gator’s familiarity breeds contempt.

This message board thread about Todd Grantham going to work for Nick Saban is everything you’d expect.

I’m looking forward to the future thread when these geniuses — they’ve gotta be smarter than Saban, amirite? — discover that Grantham at Alabama is a totally different animal from the Grantham at Florida.

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27 responses to “Your Daily Gator’s familiarity breeds contempt.

  1. I hope he brings 3rd and Grantham to T-town with him. No, I don’t mean our esteemed commenter here. LSUfreek or someone like him needs to do something with Todd and Downton Abbey.

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  2. Evidently, it is the jimmies and joes…the Saban coaching rehabilitation program makes the castoff coaches look redeemable utilizing all that 5star talent…too bad (or good for us) FU didn’t place value on recruiting during the sideshow/grabass era.

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  3. KingMackeral

    “Finally confirms that Saban does not get his own coffee.”

    I don’t know why, but I laughed at that. Maybe it was just the right moment for me this morning.

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  4. uga97

    Todd was hired as an “analyst”- code word for he’s shining Saban’s patent leather loafers & running personal errands.

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  5. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Todd has found The Peter Principle.

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  6. godawgs1701

    Look, not to defend Gator fans but I, too, share their sentiment of surprise that Saban brought that man on as an analyst. His defenses haven’t exactly set the world on fire at any recent stop he’s made. But I guess Florida did slow down Alabama’s high octane offense twice so maybe he just wants Grantham on board to share some concepts. There’s the old saying that those that can, do, and those who can’t, teach. I wouldn’t want him anywhere near coaching my guys on game day, but I do remember that he could do a pretty good whiteboard presentation. If his problem was that he was designing stuff that was too complex for college athletes to absorb in the X number of hours they get per week for preparation, maybe he’d be better served feeding that information to Saban’s coaches and letting them figure out how much of it and what parts to feed to the players.

    I’d say Saban has earned the benefit of the doubt on just about any decision he makes, though, that’s for sure (outside of bringing in Jonathan Taylor, of course).

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    • PTC DAWG

      He’s apparently a very good DL Coach…

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    • fisheriesdawg

      I never thought he was a terrible coach. He definitely improved our defenses in the wake of Willie Martinez. Third and Grantham is real, but it was the only story on those defenses. He just has the type of personality that doesn’t endear him to people if you’re not winning big (hey, Coach Saban!).

      I think he’s a great hire as an analyst for Alabama. And he’ll probably come out the other end as a much better DC…perhaps even for Alabama if Saban feels like he needs to dump Golding in the near future.

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      • godawgs1701

        Well let’s certainly hope Saban doesn’t get rid of Golding any time soon, I rather like the guy. Maybe Grantham can infect him with the worst parts of himself.

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  7. Derek

    Dear Everyone,

    If you come across anybody who has been associated with Florida Football in the last 20 years, run.

    You’ve been warned.

    Sincerely,

    Gators

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  8. MGW

    People shit on Grantham, with good reason. But if there’s anyone who can take the aggression of Grantham’s D and remove the complexity leading to chunk plays, it’s Saban. If someone could do that it would be a thing of beauty. Those blitzes put offenses way behind the chains very frequently… it’s just those massive gains in between all the chaos.

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    • fisheriesdawg

      The big difference between a Saban defense and a Grantham defense usually boils down to talent. Saban has always needed NFL-bound DBs who can lock down in man when he brings pressure, whereas Grantham seems more inclined to forfeit areas downfield in the name of pressure. As more and more spread concepts have come into play and QBs have gotten better at finding the guy in space, that’s caused declining results from Grantham’s scheme.

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      • MGW

        A lack of DB talent makes his D kind of useless. Absolutely dependent on at least one dominant interior lineman and a very talented secondary. Bama has it all though. We had it in 2012 just no depth. Hence the last excruciating TD drive in the SEC championship.

        I am honestly intrigued. Won’t be at all surprised if Bama has better than usual pressure and TFL rates this year.

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  9. Darin Cochran

    Gees….I honestly don’t get it. I mean, I’m a chaplain in a Hospice agency, so what the heck do I know?…but I don’t get why anyone, especially Saban, would hire Grantham who has never succeeded ANYWHERE! and almost always ends up getting blamed for a program being reduced to ruins.

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  10. practicaldawg

    Unfortunately for Florida, they probably won’t face Alabama again in Grantham’s lifetime due to conference expansion and the near impossibility of winning the SECe again

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  11. dman2020

    Grantham is now in charge of keeping the Just For Men dye cabinet fully stocked!

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  12. archiecreek

    Our defense was never set when he was the coordinator.
    Everyone was looking around wondering what to do.
    I remember too many times, we never set an edge on defense.
    I remember too much grab-assing, not enough planting people.
    Hopefully, he can empart that upon the gumps.

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  13. Robert (Jeff)rey Wolford

    “He will be the coordinator of what not to do.”

    That’s effing perfect!

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  14. Comin' Down The Track

    The Georgification of Bammer continues apace.

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