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Randy Shannon would be a top notch hire at DC

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View PostTheRealBrave, on 13 October 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:

http://sports.espn.g...=nfl&id=3192143

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, once considered a possible successor to coach Romeo Crennel, was unexpectedly fired Friday after Cleveland's defense finished the season as one of the NFL's worst units.
Grantham's dismissal was a surprise because it came just months after the fiery 41-year-old signed a two-year contract extension. It also followed Cleveland's turnaround 10-6 season, which ended just shy of the AFC playoffs.
But Grantham's stock steadily plummeted as the Browns' defense struggled almost the entire season before ending up ranked 30th overall. The Browns apparently felt Grantham wasn't getting the most from his players and decided to part ways.
The team put out a short statement announcing that Grantham "will not be retained for the 2008 season."
"Todd has worked extremely hard during his three seasons with the Browns," Crennel said in a statement. "Following our discussions after the season, it was decided that it was in the best interests of the organization to move in a different direction."
He said a decision "will be forthcoming" on a replacement for Grantham, who was a finalist for Michigan State's job last year.
Crennel favors continuity on his staff and will give defensive backs coach Mel Tucker strong consideration. Tucker has been with the Browns for three seasons and is popular the players.
Crennel, who won three Super Bowl titles as New England's defensive coordinator, was direct about his disappointment with the Browns' defense all season. He may decide to take on a more hands-on approach with Cleveland's defense next season and mentor Tucker in the process.
Grantham's third season with the Browns was worse than his first two, when his unit managed to keep Cleveland in games despite a shaky offense.
In 2007, Cleveland's defense gave up 382 points and allowed 359.6 yards per game -- both increases from '06. The Browns were a one-sided team, with an explosive, score-from-anywhere offense and a defense that was mediocre at its best.
Last season, the Browns' defense ranked 15th in pass defense despite numerous injuries to their secondary. In his first season, Grantham helped Crennel break in a new 3-4 scheme and the Browns finished first in the AFC in red-zone defense, fourth in the league in pass defense and tied for 16th overall.
But despite an upgrade in personnel through free agency and the draft, the Browns' defense never improved at stopping the run during Grantham's tenure. Cleveland ranked 30th against the run in 2005, 29th in 2006 and 27th this season.
Grantham was Houston's defensive line coach before he was hired by the Browns. He was Indianapolis' defensive line coach from 1999-2001.
Earlier this week, Browns general manager Phil Savage said the club would begin talks with Crennel's agent, Joe Linta, about a contract extension for the coach, who is 20-28 in three seasons with Cleveland.
Also, the Browns rewarded offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski with a two-year extension through the 2011 season.

And UGA hired him and heralded him as a savior anyway. He was a great hire when he was brought in and a few years later y'all are ready to run him out of town.

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View Postsmokeyone, on 13 October 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

And UGA hired him and heralded him as a savior anyway. He was a great hire when he was brought in and a few years later y'all are ready to run him out of town.

Every fan base hypes up the new hires. It is what it is. Grantham sucks. His results have gotten consistently WORSE since he's been here. He has had four years to turn this shit around. He has more than enough of "his players". He just sucks and is historically a failure at DC. UGA had limited options last time around because Richt wouldn't get rid of CRG and CVH and was on a very hot seat.

A lot more options this time around with Richt having made it to Atlanta the past two seasons and not worrying about keeping Bagman.
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Cool. Its not my team and in fact UGA turmoil means its easier to recruit the state for the Vols.

If he is run off this year y'all might want to go ahead and do it to try to get a jump start on USC, Texas and the other big names looking for staffs and DCs this off season. Y'all will need a new D staff minus a DLine coach (assuming y'all don't just promote him).

Good luck with it.

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View Postsmokeyone, on 13 October 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

Cool. Its not my team and in fact UGA turmoil means its easier to recruit the state for the Vols.

If he is run off this year y'all might want to go ahead and do it to try to get a jump start on USC, Texas and the other big names looking for staffs and DCs this off season. Y'all will need a new D staff minus a DLine coach (assuming y'all don't just promote him).

Good luck with it.

Been murmurs that Grantham ain't gonna make it through the season... most suspect Chris Wilson will fill in until the season is over. You can bet if we lose another game to Auburn, Florida, GT or a mixture due to our defense giving up 40 points again his ass is gone. Bank on it. Richt's tone and remark at half time spoke volumes.
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To put it in perspective...

Willie Martinez averaged 21.4 ppg his four seasons as DC

Grantham averages over 25 ppg. This season is 35+ ppg.

To make matters worse, our talent on defense has SKY ROCKETED compared to what Willie had (granted that's partly Willie's fault since he SUCKED at recruiting)...

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View PostTheRealBrave, on 13 October 2013 - 08:46 PM, said:

To put it in perspective...

Willie Martinez averaged 21.4 ppg his four seasons as DC

Grantham averages over 25 ppg. This season is 35+ ppg.

To make matters worse, our talent on defense has SKY ROCKETED compared to what Willie had (granted that's partly Willie's fault since he SUCKED at recruiting)...

Hell even recruiting has taken a huge hit thanks to the NFL wanting to "steal" him away.

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Some of the "insiders" saying Randy Shannon hire rumor has legs... lot of boosters want him in Athens

Edited by TheRealBrave, 14 October 2013 - 09:01 AM.

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View PostTheRealBrave, on 13 October 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

CMR has limited time left in Athens? What? He's proven he can get us to the SECCG. He has plenty of time... you don't fire a coach that has gotten to Atlanta 5 times in the span of 11 years. Hell there aren't any Georgia fans calling for Richt's head except for CCRider.

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Any of you Arkansas fans thinking he wouldn't come to Athens are on the same planet as Smokey. Even if you offered to promote him to DC, Georgia is Georgia, and Mark Richt and Randy Shannon are both Miami guys.

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View PostTheRealBrave, on 14 October 2013 - 09:00 AM, said:

Some of the "insiders" saying Randy Shannon hire rumor has legs... lot of boosters want him in Athens

God I hope so. I wish we could fire CTG now and promote Wilson or Olivadotti to interim DC and then announce Shannon as the new DC the day after the SECCG and bring him in to coach the bowl game.