Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to join Louisville

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Louisville, KY, United States (4E Sports) – Todd Grantham will leave Georgia to become defensive coordinator at Louisville for a five-year guaranteed contract worth $1 million per year.

He joins the team of Bobby Petrino who was hired this week as Louisville head coach entering the Cardinals’ first season in the ACC.

In four seasons at Georgia, Grantham was able to increase sacks and takeaways through a 3-4 scheme.

In 2011, the Georgia defense finished fifth nationally in total defense.

He previously coached in the NFL with Dallas, Cleveland, Houston and Indianapolis and previously in college at Michigan State and Virginia Tech.

Among the coaches Grantham has worked with are Frank Beamer, Bud Foster, Nick Saban, Romeo Crennel, Dom Capers and Wade Phillips.

Georgia coach Mark Richt intends to keep Grantham for the 2014 season despite calls for the defensive coordinator’s job.

Grantham made $850,000 per year at Georgia.

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