Mark Richt, Todd Grantham Receive Contract Extensions From Georgia Football

ATHENS GA - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates their 42-34 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 27 2010 in Athens Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Georgia's locked up Mark Richt and Todd Grantham for the next few seasons after a successful 2011.

The Georgia Bulldogs will extend the contracts of head coach Mark Richt and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, a school official announced Monday. Financial terms aren't yet disclosed, but the new deal will keep Richt in Athens through 2016.

Some hot seat! In 11 seasons with the Dawgs, Richt has gone 106-37 with two SEC titles and five SEC East crowns. His job appeared to be at great peril after Georgia followed a 6-7 season with an 0-2 start, but a 10-win effort put all that out of mind.

Grantham brought UGA's defense back to the glory days of Richt's early time here, producing a top-five defense in the second year of his 3-4 set. While it's clear he wants to be a head coach some day, and also seems he's well-suited to the NFL, he won't be going anywhere for the time being.

For more on UGA football, visit Georgia blog Dawg Sports, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Atlanta.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.