Todd Grantham talking defense, not Eagles, new hire says
Posted by: Josh Kendall on January 31, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles still haven't hired a defensive coordinator, and Todd Grantham is not talking about the job.
Not even to the coaches he's interviewing at Georgia.
The Bulldogs hired Chris Wilson away from Mississippi State to be their defensive line coach, but Wilson has heard nothing about any involvement Grantham has or has not had with the Eagles.
"We haven't discussed it to be honest, and to me that says a lot. The one thing everybody in our building has been focused on is this (recruiting) class. That's it," Wilson said.
Grantham, Georgia's defensive coordinator, is one of several coaches, from both the collegiate and professional ranks, to be linked to Eagles top defensive job. The most recent name mentioned for the job was Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis, who interviewed according to Adam Schefter.
Wilson is just focusing on his new job, he said.
"The great thing about Todd is he's an out of the box thinker," Wilson said. During the interview "we really focused on defensive line play, what type of teacher I was. What we talked about then were ideas. We all face the same problem defensively, everybody is spreading you out, stretching the field. We talked about the things that are really affecting you defensively right now."
After calling the plays for Mississippi State most of last season, he was replaced in that role by Geoff Collins shortly before leaving for Mark Richt's staff. Still, he called his time in Starkville "tremendous."
"I really enjoyed my time there," he said. "The biggest thing I hope we did over our time there was make it better than when we got there."
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to email@example.com