Friday, February 8, 2013
Georgia's plans if Grantham bolts
By Vince Verhei
If Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs had their way, Todd Grantham would stick around as defensive coordinator. They might not get their way, though. Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Grantham will interview with the NFL's New Orleans Saints concerning their vacancy at the same position.
Towers says that may be upsetting to some recent Georgia signees, but there's nothing they can do about it now. What Richt and company can do is gather a list of candidates in case Grantham does take the Saints job, and according to an AJC report, that's just what they've done.
"Kirk Olivadotti is currently the Bulldogs’ inside linebackers coach," the report reads. "But he’s known within the UGA coaches’ offices as one of the most intelligent football minds on staff. He spent 11 years with the Washington Redskins, first as a quality control/video assistant, and then as a full-fledged assistant. In Washington, Olivadotti coached special teams, defensive line and linebackers."
The AJC staff also suggest Vic Koenning as a candidate. "Koenning is currently co-defensive coordinator at North Carolina. Koenning was Clemson’s defensive coordinator when Mark Richt’s son Jon was being recruited by the Tigers and Richt talked to him about the position eventually filled by Grantham."