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Georgia's Todd Grantham Contacted By Atlanta Falcons, According To Report

Pete Roussel of CoachingSearch.com is reporting that the Atlanta Falcons have contacted Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to potentially fill their open defensive coordinator position.

If the report is true, Grantham's agent, Michael Harris, couldn't be happier - Georgia is in the midst of negotiating a new contract for Grantham, and the interest from the Falcons would only drive Grantham's price even higher. Since arriving in Athens, the longtime NFL coordinator has turned the Bulldogs into a monster on defense: UGA ranked 3rd nationally in total defense this season (seventh in pass defense and ninth in rush defense). They also finished second in the SEC in sacks (34), tackles for loss (94) and turnovers forced (29).

Before joining the Bulldogs, Grantham worked for four NFL teams - Indianapolis, Houston, Cleveland and Dallas, the latter two as a coordinator. Grantham employs a 3-4 scheme, whereas the current Falcons have run a 4-3.

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