Todd Grantham dug back at Steve Spurrier on Tuesday. The Georgia defensive coordinator did it with a smile, but with a bit of an edge too, alluding to Spurrier’s “lack of success” in the NFL.
Spurrier, after Saturday’s 17-6 South Carolina won, said this:
“That little inside play (we ran), the NFL doesn’t run that play. That’s a new scheme I guess. I’m sure they knew we’d run it. But they certainly didn’t stop it much.”
Grantham spent the previous 11 seasons as an NFL assistant, before being hired at Georgia last year.
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Asked about Spurrier's crack after Tuesday's practice, Grantham grinned.
“It was kind of an out-of-left-field comment,” Grantham said. “I kind of took it more as a shot at the NFL. I wasn’t really sure if it was because of his lack of success there or not.”
Spurrier went 12-20 in two seasons with the NFL’s Washington Redskins, in 2001 and 2002.
Grantham said someone texted Spurrier’s comment to him after Saturday’s game.
“I appreciate his assistance,” Grantham said, with a wide grin. “But we actually knew what plays they were running. They actually run that play in pro ball. Our offense actually runs that play too. We’re kind of on top of our game. We kind of knew what was happening. So I read it.”