University of Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will receive a two-year contract extension that includes a $75,000 raise and performance bonuses that will bring his annual salary to $825,000 guaranteed.
Grantham's salary ranks fifth among assistant coaches around the country and trails Alabama's Kirby Smart, LSU's John Chavis and Auburn's Brian Van Gorder among SEC assistants.
The new deal allows Grantham the ability to leave for an NFL head coaching or defensive coordinator job or a Division I head coaching job without penalty. As was the case with Mark Richt's contract, Grantham's buyout has been significantly reduced. Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity cited Grantham's tenure with the Bulldogs as the reasoning behind his decreasing buyout.
"That was reduced in light of the time hes already been here. Its kind of the same philosophy in Mark (Richts buyout) in a sense. He still has something in there because hes relatively new here. Thats part of the negotiation piece."