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Todd Grantham Denies Rumors, Comments On Georgia Contract Extension

Rest easy, state of Georgia. Less than a day after rumors began that Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham could be a candidate for the same job with the Atlanta Falcons, the UGA coach has issued a statement via the school on the state of his deal with the Dawgs. Awkward internal civil wars may now be avoided.

Grantham:

This time of year there are a lot of rumors involving coaching openings. Because of the terrific recruiting class we are assembling and the juniors that have communicated to me their desire to come back to Georgia I felt it important to address some of these current and any future rumors. I've had discussions with Coach Richt and (AD) Greg McGarity and we are on track to finalizing details on a contract extension. My family enjoys Athens very much. I love the passion and excitement of our fans. We have the program headed in the right direction and I want to be a part of bringing Georgia a championship. My desire is to be at UGA for a very long time. Go Dawgs!

For more on the parties involved, visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Georgia blog Dawg Sports.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.