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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.


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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