Grantham Contacted by Saints
This story originally published on
Todd Grantham
Posted Feb 7, 2013

ATHENS - Todd Grantham was contacted by the New Orleans Saints, he told Greg McGarity Wednesday night.

The information was released in a statement by Georgia's sports information director Thursday morning.

"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." McGarity, said in the statement.

During a live broadcast on Dawg Post on Wednesday, Chamblee DE Davin Bellamy said Grantham told him that he would do what's best for his family. Bellamy did not indicate that Grantham had talked with any NFL teams, but said the he was "committing to a school - not a coach."

"I understand doing what's best for your family," Bellamy said.

Grantham's contract stipulates he must contact McGarity if an NFL team contacts him. However, it was not made clear if Grantham would actually interview with the Saints or not - just that he'd been contacted by the team.

On Tuesday night, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter tweeted that the Saints "plan" to hire former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for the job. NBC Sports reported Wednesday the the Ryan-to-Saints is "basically a done deal."

Georgia's statement didn't say exactly when the Saints contacted Grantham.

Related Stories
Grantham Noncommittal on NFL Interview
 -by  Feb 7, 2013
Grantham Says No Thanks to Saints
 -by  Feb 8, 2013
Report: Kelly, Eagles Eye Grantham
 -by  Jan 16, 2013

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
AC Todd Grantham (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Virginia Tech > Alumni
[View My HotList]