[Updated, 10 a.m., 11-30] Now that Mississippi State has filled its head coaching vacancy, it’s cleared the way for Todd Grantham to follow Dan Mullen to Florida and become the Gators’ defensive coordinator.
UF made the official announcement Thursday morning.
Grantham had been considered a candidate for the MSU job, which was filled Wednesday with the hiring of Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.
Mullen hired Grantham to be MSU’s defensive coordinator a year ago. His MSU defense in 2017 ranks No. 10 in the nation in total defense, giving up an average of 302.0 yards a game.
Before going to MSU, Grantham spent three seasons as the defensive coordinator at Louisville. He also was the defensive coordinator at Georgia from 2010-13.
Overall, Grantham has 31 years of coaching experience that includes 11 seasons as a defensive coordinator.
Grantham coached for 11 years in the NFL and has worked under some of the game’s top head coaches, including Nick Saban, Dom Capers, Frank Beamer, Mark Richt, Wade Phillips and Romeo Crennel.