Todd Grantham has never been a head coach before but that may be changing soon.
He has been a top coordinator across the SEC, with tenures at Georgia, MSU, and Florida. His one season at Mississippi State was the best it has had defensively in decades.
Todd Grantham hadn’t actively pursued head coaching opportunities before, but now he really wants the chance to lead a program, and because his experience at Mississippi State was so good, this is an attractive opportunity for him.
Sources have indicated that Grantham hasn’t actually pursued a head coaching job in the past. One source said that Grantham badly wants his start to run his own program and he believes that he could have success at MSU. Over the weekend, Grantham reached out to several people around MSU’s program including former players and those in the city of Starkville to express that further.
In just one season at MSU in 2017, Grantham and his family had a great experience. The Bulldogs went from one of the worst defenses in the country under coordinator Peter Sirmon to one of the best as Grantham produced the best defense that MSU has had on the field since Joe Lee Dunn in 1999.
That doesn’t mean he is the only candidate. Football Scoop reports that two service academy coaches—Army’s Jeff Monken and Air Force’s Troy Calhoun—have also interviewed,