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Mark Richt, Todd Grantham Receive Contract Extensions From Georgia Football

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

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)
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)
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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.

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