The Florida defense performed well under first-year Gator DC Todd Grantham in 2018, and seems poised for another big year in 2019.
However, we’ll have to wait to see if Grantham is still in Gainesville by the time spring ball rolls around in a couple of weeks.
According to reporter Will Sammon of The Athletic, the Cincinnati Bengals have asked for permission to interview Grantham for their open DC position:
Bengals have formally requested permission to interview Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their open coordinator position, sources tell @TheAthleticCFB.
feeling is he is a lead candidate, per sources. unclear when he would interview.
— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) February 11, 2019
That’s obviously not good news for Dan Mullen and his staff, especially this close to the start of spring practices.
We’ll see if Grantham takes the interview with the Bengals, and, if he does, whether they make him a formal offer.