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.
UGA coach Mark Richt gets three-year contract extensions. DC Todd Grantham gets two more years.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) March 12, 2012
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.