This one is a biggie because, obviously, each position coach will be critical to the development of our current and future talent.
As of now, there isn't much information to grab onto as Grantham is still coaching the Cowboys through the playoffs and he likely hasn't had too much time to consider assistants just yet.
However, if you subscribe to the notion that it was going to be Grantham all along—his name was linked to the coordinator's position as much as four-weeks ago, then you probably think it's fair to guess he's got a guy or two already in mind.
Two names that are making the rounds are current New Orleans Saints defensive line coach, and former Georgia Bulldog player, Travis Jones. He worked for LSU, under Nick Saban, as their recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach in 2003.
He would likely be tabbed to coach the linebackers and it's no secret that he has a desire to come to Georgia as a coach.
In addition to Jones, Joe Whitt Jr., presently the cornerbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers—where CB, Charles Woodson just won Defensive Player of the Year (nine interceptions, four FF, and three TD's)—could be a consideration for coaching the DB's.
Whitt was a grad assistant on Tubberville's staff in 2000 and went on to coach wide receivers and be the recruiting coordinator for the Louisville Cardinals from 2003-06.
Another possibility, if he doesn't decide to stick with the Cowboys, is Reggie Herring. Herring worked with Grantham in Houston as well as Dallas and is a guy who is familiar with the SEC having coached for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 2005-2007.
Also worth mentioning is Mel Tucker, the current defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jags and a former assistant under Grantham during his tenure with the Cleveland Browns.
Tucker has some recent affiliation working in the SEC, having coached the defensive backs at LSU in 2000. He also held that post at Ohio State from 2001-04 where he coached two All-Americans in Will Allen and Mike Doss.
Tucker may or may not be retained with the Jags at the end of the season—his results this year have been mixed as a coordinator.
More information should begin to trickle down in the coming weeks but it will be very interesting to see who Grantham taps to fill out his staff at Georgia.