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February 8, 2013
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's flirtation with the New Orleans Saints did not last long.
One day after interviewing for the team's defensive coordinator's position with head coach Sean Payton, Grantham withdrew his name from consideration Friday afternoon.
"I want to thank Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints organization for the opportunity to interview and get to know them. They are a first class organization in every respect," Grantham said in a statement issued through Georgia. "As I said Wednesday, Georgia is a great place, my family loves it here, and I do as well. This is where our heart is and today I have withdrawn my name from consideration for the position with the Saints."
The Saints are expected to name Rob Ryan as its new defensive coordinator. Ryan interviewed for the job on Friday.
Grantham will be entering his fourth year with the Bulldogs after signing a new three-year contract, will pay him $825,000 per season.
"I'm excited to start preparations for another season and along with the rest of our defensive staff look forward to coaching some really good returning players as well as developing some very talented newcomers," Grantham added.