Todd Grantham: Louisville’s Tom Jurich is best AD ‘in the country’

Todd Grantham received a raise to $1.3 a year after his first season as Louisville's defensive coordinator. (AP photo)

Todd Grantham received a raise to $1.3 a year after his first season as Louisville’s defensive coordinator. (AP photo)

So much for Georgia’s Greg McGarity.

Former UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who is heading into his second season at Louisville, where he has a $1.3 million a year deal, said athletic director Todd Jurich “is the best in the country. He’s the best I’ve ever been around,” in a video on Louisville’s athletic program website.

He said Jurich and the fact that he works “for a great university” and coach Bobby Petrino “is a proven winner” are reasons why he turned down the Oakland Raiders’ offer to coordinate their defense.

“We have the things here, structurally, to reach all the goals we want as a program,” Grantham said.

UGA fans probably weren’t sad to see Grantham leave Athens, but his words still must sting a little.

Here’s the entire video, which is less than 4 minutes long.

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