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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grantham shoots back at Spurrier

Todd Grantham dug back at Steve Spurrier on Tuesday. The Georgia defensive coordinator did it with a smile, but with a bit of an edge too, alluding to Spurrier’s “lack of success” in the NFL.

To review, Spurrier, after Saturday’s 17-6 South Carolina win, said this:

“That little inside play (we ran), the NFL doesn’t run that play. That’s a new scheme I guess. I’m sure they knew we’d run it. But they certainly didn’t stop it much.”

Grantham spent the previous 11 seasons as an NFL assistant, before being hired at Georgia last year.

Asked about Spurrier's crack after Tuesday's practice, Grantham grinned.

“It was kind of an out-of-left-field comment,” Grantham said. “I kind of took it more as a shot at the NFL. I wasn’t really sure if it was because of his lack of success there or not.”

Spurrier went 12-20 in two seasons with the NFL’s Washington Redskins, in 2001 and 2002.

Grantham said someone texted Spurrier’s comment to him after Saturday’s game.

“I appreciate his assistance,” Grantham said, with a wide grin. “But we actually knew what plays they were running. They actually run that play in pro ball. Our offense actually runs that play too. We’re kind of on top of our game. We kind of knew what was happening."

Grantham smiled again.

"So I read it.”

Stay tuned to see if Spurrier responds.


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Anonymous said...

I'm glad Grantham dug back at him and in a polite way as well.

Hopefully we can see some tackling out of our boys against arkansas.

Anonymous said...

Honestly after your defense gets their butt kicked its best to shut up. And saying "we're on top of our game" is just insulting after what i just watched.

Scott said...

Grantham's right... considering Spurrier's lack of success with the Redskins I don't think Spurrier has much room to talk there.

Well... Spurrier has done a lot of talking and with the exception of a decent win here or there, he's won NOTHING since leaving Florida!

BulldogBen said...

Anon @ 9:57, totally agree. If he knew what was happening then he should've made adjustments. If he did and we still can't stop them then our players aren't as good.

Best to just keep your mouth shut.

Dorsey Hill said...

Unless rushing yards count as points, I don't think Grantham's on trial here. 17 points/game would've been good enough for 13th in scoring defense last year. Is Spurrier confusing rushing yards with points?

Anonymous said...

Who won? Thought so.

Anonymous said...

first, grantham was an assistant in the nfl, not a head coach. second, spurrier wasn't given the keys to the car in washington. they didn't allow him to decide the players they would sign, the players that would play or any other normal head coaching decision. with million dollar premadonna's, that doesn't work.
lastly, after getting his ass handed to him, grantham needs to keep his mouth shut and work on his defense. because that was just embarrassing. there was never an adjustment. pathetic!