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TFW you didn’t use the NFL to leverage your job security

Promises, promises…

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TFW Christmas comes early

So, this got my disappointment meter swinging wildly yesterday, especially since I don’t have a subscription and couldn’t read the linked article.

Relief came later, though.

Following one of the worst defensive performances in school history in 2020, Florida appears to be ready to make a few changes on the defensive staff. Sources confirmed to Swamp247 that multiple staff changes are expected, and a UF staff directory listing has been updated removing two assistants.

Safeties coach Ron English and cornerbacks coach Torrian Gray no longer appear on the directory. English removed Florida references from his Twitter biography on Thursday. Gray’s account bio still reads: “University of Florida #DBU#”

Swamp247 reached out to a Florida spokesman for comment on the staff listing change, but he was not immediately reachable.

Sources also informed Swamp247 that a change at defensive coordinator is unlikely. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been on staff with coach Dan Mullen for four seasons now, his three years at Florida and the 2017 season at Mississippi State.

And there was much rejoicing.  Maybe we should start referring to Grantham as Mullen’s Willie Martinez, which is pretty ironic if you think about it.

I’d like to think that’s enough for Todd Monken to turn down a job offer in the offseason — “Sorry, I can’t leave Athens until I beat some of that Grantham ass.”  It’s the romantic in me, I suppose.

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Best trivia question ever?

What (okay, to be more precise, whom) do these two monuments to stupidity have in common?

There was, of course, one major, catastrophic defensive lapse. ($$) One for the ages, in fact. But it’s unlikely that Grantham ever spent time warning players about the perils of chucking an opponent’s shoe 20 yards after a tackle.

Quite the resume for coaching them up you got there, Todd.

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“Grantham discusses philosophy”

Hunh.

“The worst thing to do is to put someone in there and they’re not ready and they don’t have success, then you have a confidence issue,” Grantham said. “So I’ve always been a guy that I’d rather play them a week late than a week early from a developmental standpoint to make sure they’re ready, so we’ll continue to do that based on what we see in practice.”

It’s as if he’s excised the 2013 season from his mind.

If only Georgia fans could do the same.

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It’s already that time of year.

I’m not saying Jake Fromm should factor this possibility into his NFL draft deliberations…

… I’m just sayin’.

Of course, nobody should discount the likelihood that Todd’s agent is just doing his annual due diligence to coax another raise out of a gullible AD.

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“Oh, and most important, we know that Todd Grantham is back to coach the defense.”

Connor O’Gara, senior national columnist for Saturday Down South, you do us a grave disservice with pronouncements like this.

Some — mostly Georgia fans — scoffed at the idea that Grantham could make nearly $1.8 million annually.

Scoffed?  Against Georgia, Todd’s last two defenses have yielded 31 and 36 points and over 400 yards of offense in each game.  We couldn’t be happier the Gators value his services so highly.

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His work here is done. For now.

Like a boss.

Grantham was the highest-paid assistant in Gators football history at $1.5 million per season. After a down year for Florida’s defense in 2017, he elevated it 49 spots (from 69th to 20th) nationally in scoring defense. As such, coach Dan Mullen and athletic director Scott Stricklin awarded him with a $300,000 raise and one-year contract extension, which were announced Thursday. Based on 2018 salaries, that would make Grantham at $1.8 million one of the five highest-paid assistants in college football.  [Emphasis added.]

When you know the play and they know you know the play and they still let you run the play… well, that’s when you know you’ve really got game.

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Our temporary, yet repeated, national nightmare is over.

Whoomp!! There it is.

Grantham’s agent can go back into hibernation for a little while now.  I guess we’ll find out soon enough how much it cost this time for Todd not to be interested in going to the NFL.

Grantham gets paid and we still get third-and-Grantham.  Talk about your win-win…

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UPDATE:  This is how you do it.

“Not this year.”  Always be leveraging.

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The continuing adventures of Todd Grantham’s agent

The man is working it, baby.

Only Florida’s AD knows if Todd really wants it.

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UPDATE:

Evidently Stricklin isn’t feeling it yet.

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Grantham’s progress

It looks like Todd Grantham is still waiting for that offer he can’t refuse.

If he takes it, no doubt the defensive players who just signed with/committed to Florida will appreciate David Shaw’s point that “The hopscotch approach to college really hinders their ability to have success in life.”  And if he doesn’t, well, there’s always a next time.  Life lessons, for the win!

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