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My Take on Grantham & Vandy Post-Game

If I am Todd Grantham right now I'm pretty pissed. After the game I walk onto the field to do the usual handshake, etc. and this grandstanding, attention-grabing jackleg, the head coach of the other team, comes toward me and slags one of my players. One of MY guys! You don't do that to MY guys! So, he defends them, not with blows but with words. Angry words, certain, but only words. For that, our AD and Richt essentially throw him under the bus, repremanding him and forcing him to issue an apology. What Richt does when Franklin at last gets to speak to him in the post-game, on-the-field meeting of the coaches is to agree with Franklin's version of the incident before even having a real chance to talk to his coaches or his players. This is a guy so desperately willing to appear "the better man," so eager to project "the right image" that he concedes the worse about his men and his players. I totallly agree that coaches should set the right example for their players, and I am willing to accept a criticism of Grantham on style, but absolutely not on substance. Setting the right example, absolutely, but in addition to teaching them fair-play and good sportsmanship, they should also teach them loyalty and honor. Grantham was showing both, Richt did just the opposite. My high opinion of Richt has taken a large hit as a result of this incident and the way HE handled it. McGarity too. They seemed more concerned with how the incident would be percieved by the outside than what might have actually happened and how it might affect our program from the inside. I wonder if there hasn't been for some time a lot of friction between Grantham and Richt. I think there might be now, and lets face it, the games we have won this season we have won because of Grantham's defense. It certainly hasn't been Bobo's offense or our special teams play. I hate to say it but I wouldn't be surprized if and when Grantham gets a better offer, one where he doesn't have to walk on egg shells all the time, he is gone.

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