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Announcement watch: part deaux – Grantham hired?

January 14, 2010

Okay. First let me start by saying that you all remember what happened the last time that UGAsports.com reported that Richt had his man (although, it could be that they were right and that Smart backed out at the last minute). So take the following with a grain of salt.

Sources say that Richt has his man. ($ premium)

Let’s just assume for the sake of the discussion (and the hope that this process will finally be over so we can stop hearing about how UGA is a sinking ship), that Todd Grantham is indeed the guy. Let’s assume that he agrees to a deal as early as tomorrow. Will the hire be announced immediately? Or will they hold out until Grantham is finished with the Cowboys for the season?

Personally, I can’t imagine that waiting for the Cowboys to be done with the playoffs (which, if they make the Super Bowl could last well into February) is an option, so the only other option that makes sense would be to announce it immediately. I expect Grantham would stay in Dallas, stay focused on the Cowboys and the playoffs, but allow the announcement to be made that he will be leaving at seasons’ end. He coaches a team of professionals. The fact that Grantham will be leaving them will not be a distraction. Announcing the decision will, however, put our recruits’ minds at ease, and allow our fans to take a deep breath (though putting the fan base at rest isn’t a high priority right now). The columnists at that rag in Atlanta can go jump in a lake.

So, with all that said, if this hire is truly going to happen, then I would expect an announcement to be made in the next 48 hours. Because Richt surely won’t waste any time, if Grantham is the guy, and there would be no sense in waiting to announce it. Remember, Richt reportedly approached Grantham about the job over a week ago, so I’m assuming he’s had plenty of time to think about it.

But given the way this has gone… I would not be the least bit surprised if we go the rest of the week without hearing anything.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. S. FL Chapter of the Bulldog Nation permalink
    January 14, 2010 11:49 am

    Let’s keep our finger crossed! We as a Nation need for this to get closed out so we can focus on other things….like work! Go Dawgs!

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