After the Georgia Bulldogs closed out a 33-28 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was seen screaming in Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin over an incident with a player.
According to ESPN, Grantham went after Franklin because he believed one of his players was "degraded."
This wasn't the first time Grantham was at the center of a controversy. Last season, he was seen giving Florida kicker, Chas Henry, a choke sign just before he was going to attempt a game—winning field goal.
Although Grantham should be commended for sticking up for his player whom he felt was wronged, it wasn't necessary to go off like that and make it a public spectacle.
His temper tantrum immediately took the focus off the win that his players just worked their tails off for and onto him. Of course, that probably wasn't Grantham's intention, but it is unfair to the kids on the field who deserve the spotlight.
To address the situation on the field like he did with cameras on him was unprofessional and wrong. It should have been addressed behind closed doors or at least out of the public eye.
With his job rumored to be on the line, the last thing Head Coach Mark Richt needs is controversy with his staff. The only thing Richt needs is his coaching staff and football team being focused on winning each week.
After beginning the season 0-2, the Bulldogs have reeled off five consecutive wins to put themselves in the mix in the SEC East and controversy is not needed.
It would be wise of Richt to have Grantham apologize for the way he handled the situation and hope this whole thing blows over so the Bulldogs can focus on the Florida Gators and not a defensive coordinators meltdown.
Don't get me wrong, Grantham does not have to apologize for sticking up for his player but the way he went about it was just unprofessional.
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