Todd Grantham has opted to remain at Florida as a defensive coordinator after mulling within a multimillion-dollar offer to become the Cincinnati Bengals‘ defensive coordinator.

Together with announcing Grantham’s decision to keep at the school, Florida demonstrated that the defensive coordinator’s contract has been extended through 20 22 with a rise to about $ 1.8 million each year. His previous three-year, $4.5 million agreement that he received in might had left him that the highest-paid assistant trainer in Florida history.

Grantham interviewed on Tuesday with the Bengals and met with team owner Mike Brown on Wednesday. Sources told that a important component at Grantham’s decision revolved around his loved ones.

The 52-year-old Grantham has been around on trainer Dan Mullen’s staff the previous two seasons, at 2018 in Florida and 2017 in Mississippi State. His Florida defense last season ranked first in the SEC in turnovers forced (26). In Grantham season at Florida, the Gators ended 20th nationally in scoring defense, a marked improvement from 69th before.

Grantham previously coached at the by 1999 to 2009 and was the Cleveland Browns‘ defensive coordinator from 2005 to 2007. He returned into the faculty rankings this year as Georgia‘s defensive coordinator. Grantham’s defenses are predicated on pressure, and he’s renowned for bringing blitzers from other angles and positions. The trainers Grantham has worked beneath throughout his profession include Bobby Petrino, Frank Beamer, Mark Richt, Nick Saban, Dom Capers and Romeo Crennel.

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