Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is in New Orleans today to interview with the Saints, according to sources who spoke with the Times-Picayune. On Wednesday, Grantham wouldn’t comment specifically on the Saints rumors or the apparent interest in him from the Philadelphia Eagles for their defensive coordinator job.
“I like my job here. At the same time, as you move forward, if opportunities came up, I don’t think it’s fair to comment on every particular one, because then all I’d be doing is talking about the rumors and innuendos and those types of things. And then I wouldn’t be able to do my job.
“At the end of the day when you have time to reflect and sit down, the first thing you always do is you say, ‘What’s the best thing for your family.’ Because you have a family to take care of. And as you answer those questions, it kind of filters out to the way you want it.”
With signing day Wednesday, what was his message to recruits?
“I told guys that I love Georgia, and I think this is a great place. My family loves it, and I love it, and I fully expect to be here. But as coaches, if things come up, you’re always gonna say, ‘Hey, what’s best for your family,’ and see what happens. Nothing’s come up for me from the standpoint of I feel like I have to contractually say something.”
Grantham has to notify Georgia A.D. Greg McGarity about serious discussions for another job. But according to Grantham, as of Wednesday afternoon, that had not been necessary.
“In accordance with his contractual obligation, Todd Grantham notified me Wednesday night of the New Orleans Saints’ interest in interviewing him for the defensive coordinator position.”