Posted: 10:18 pm Monday, August 18th, 2014

From SI: Petrino and Grantham aren’t getting along 

By Mark Bradley

"All these guys? They hate me already." (Garry Jones/AP)

“All these guys? They hate me already.” (Garry Jones/AP)

Well, that didn’t take long. According to an SI.com report by Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans, the odd Louisville couple that is Bobby Petrino (once the Falcons’ coach) and Todd Grantham (recently Georgia’s defensive coordinator) has already had a falling out. Who among us didn’t see this one coming?

Write Thamel/Evans:

Sources with ties to the Cardinals’ football program and Petrino said there’s significant friction between Petrino and Grantham. The two have feuded often since Grantham’s hiring in January — so much that one source insists Petrino would have already gotten rid of Grantham if not for his guaranteed five-year contract that pays him nearly $1 million annually. He came to Louisville after four seasons as Georgia’s defensive coordinator. “He’s stuck with him,” a source said.

This will surely delight most everyone in our state, if not the Derby City. Petrino will forever be regarded in these parts as a rat, Grantham as an overblown blowhard. Apparently nothing has changed. Again from SI:

There’s also still lingering dissension about Petrino’s arrival … “He’s a mean guy,” said Jamaine Brooks, a former Louisville defensive end who left this past spring. “He cusses you out. You’re never doing enough. He’s still Bobby (expletive) Petrino.”

So far as I know, these not-so-glad tidings will disappoint only one Georgian, that being yours truly. Because Genius Boy here decided to rank Louisville No. 20 in his Top 25.

30 comments
Flacons_go_2-14
Flacons_go_2-14

Sad how the Flacons ran him out of town cuz the palyers didnt want 2 wrok that hard.

GTBob
GTBob

It is kind of humorous watching UGA fans trash Grantham relentlessly when just a few years ago they were praising him as much as they are praising Pruitt now.

DawginLex
DawginLex

where is Buckeye?

He made fun of all the UGA injuries last year

Now Braxton Miller is done. Hate it for the kid but now you get to live in that world this year

Of course with your weak schedule you will still smoke and mirror your way to 9 wins

Savdon
Savdon

Wait a minute.  The alphabet says everything is cumbaya in looneyville.  To wit:  http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11367323/louisville-cardinals-ad-tom-jurich-man-being-bobby-petrino-second-chance

" Jurich knows there are people who doubt him and critics who cannot fathom why one of the most respected administrators in the country would take a risk on a coach who has burned him in the past. But Jurich believes he took no such risk. He is adamant that he hired a new man."

 



ajf611
ajf611

People need to get over the Petrino anger in Atlanta.He is not to blame for the issue with the Falcons.He was true to himself and did exactly what he has always done, which was public knowledge.The blame should rest completely on Arthur and Rich for ignoring the past.As any HR person/recruiter will tell you, the best predictor of the future is the past. The same holds true in Louisville (maybe even worse since they have been down this road before).When Petrino burns them, they will have only themselves to blame.

I for one became a big fan of Petrino since the end of last football season.His hiring of Grantham is one of best things to happen for UGA in a long time.

Princess_Leia
Princess_Leia

Grantham and Petrino are both sleazebags for sure. It makes you wonder why Richt put up with him for so long. 

badbrad23
badbrad23

I'm thinking if they have to get rid of Grantham, the price of a Papa John's pizza is going up to cover it.

ByteMe
ByteMe

Mark, what happens with Grantham's contract if Petrino does what he normally does (bolt for a better job)?

LostGoat
LostGoat

grantham---will last a year or two and get fired---the most overrated assistant coach in the u.s.--bobby will have to eat a few million in that contract---no big deal==lville has millions to buy it out

Columbus68
Columbus68

You reap what you sow Petrino!  Yep, yep, yep!  Just for icing on the cake, you got several UGA rejects to cause many headaches on and off the field!  Its going to be a fitting sunset to your career!  Maybe you can get Grantham to quit.  Or you can!  

RED DOG 77
RED DOG 77

My knee jerk reaction was to comment on Petrino and Grantham, but after careful consideration.................................NAH

BreastMan
BreastMan

They deserve each other. And Harvey-Clemons.

DawginCO
DawginCO

What was Petrino thinking?  Surely he knew that Grantham is bullheaded.  Just look at his defenses.  He stuck with what he was doing way past the point where anyone else would have made an adjustment.  How come everyone else could see they were oil and water?


This could be fun.  Vegas needs to set odds on how long before one takes a swing at the other.  LMAO!

Wilbo
Wilbo

I don't even know or care who Todd Grantham is, but I sure do hope he and Petrino get in a fight, and Grantham just absolutely beats Petrino's butt!

JeffersonDavisHogg
JeffersonDavisHogg

This one brings a grin to my face. It's not like this came from left field! A match made in hayell.

GeorgeJetsen
GeorgeJetsen

Grantham's not used to working for a head coach who has his own opinions.

ARdawg
ARdawg

@GTBob 

Wow Bobby. You are perceptive, aren't you? I'll bet you make your mommy proud

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@DawginLex You really don't believe that guy is an Ohio State fan do you? LOL I hope not

DawginCO
DawginCO

@DawginLex  It is sad for the kid.  He had a shot to lead a team to the first FBS playoffs.  The Buckeye or whichever nickname he is under now, will continue to be a classless jerk but somehow find a way to be indignant if anyone mentions this when Ohio St loses and he gets his come-up-ance.  Karma is a she dawg!  lol

PeterNapa
PeterNapa

@ajf611 Couldn't agree more. Really have to blame Arthur and what made Richt hold on to Grantham so long is inexplicable.

JeffersonDavisHogg
JeffersonDavisHogg

Ego with Petrino, pure stupidity with Grantham. Not a good combo. Yet both somehow set foot in Georgia. Pruitt's is assuredly an upgrade. Although tough from reports, the players seemingly really respect CJP and are buying in. Good riddance Grantham!

DawginCO
DawginCO

@DawgGoneIt  No I don't but since that is his cover he is reaping what he sows.  I don't think he is a fan of any team actually.  I think he is a disturbed individual that is obsessed with the Georgia Bulldogs.  Crazy people don't need a reason. lol.