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Todd Grantham comments on Georgia's defensive coach opening

Georgia will work quickly to fill the coaching spot vacated by Rodney Garner after their bowl game.

Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE

Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham believes there are several "quality candidates" interested in the team's vacant defensive line coach position, according to Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald.

The Bulldogs could look to the NFL or college ranks to find their man, Grantham told Weiszer:

"It can be any of the above. I'm still looking at several. I think that what we'll do is get through this game and coach (Mark Richt) and I will sit down and talk a little bit more about it and try to get something solidified after the bowl game."

Although he has a history as a defensive line coach in the NFL, Grantham will continue to serve as linebackers coach while working to replace Rodney Garner, who moved on to Auburn after a 15-year stint in Athens. Under Garner, the Bulldogs churned out several All-American defensive linemen, including Richard Seymour and David Pollack. That doesn't include current Bulldog John Jenkins, a possible first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft who accumulated 50 tackles, including two for losses, and a sack before being ruled ineligible for the Capital One Bowl.

The No. 7 Bulldogs will take on the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers at 1 p.m. ET on New Year's Day.

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