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Todd Grantham doesn't care what you think: Florida's defense is about to be nasty

There’s a saying my grandfather brought home from his military days I keep coming back to lately: “It’s always darkest right before Reveille.”. While the saying could be viewed as applicable to any number of issues, sports or no, at this particular moment, it seems a particularly apt way of viewing Todd Grantham’s Florida defense entering 2021. A punchline in 2020, Florida’s defense entered the offseason in a dark fog — one that descended, quite literally, in the second half of the LSU game, when Marco Wilson elected to play fetch with an LSU player’s shoe, giving the Tigers a key first down and eventually, a 37-34 victory — and continued through Florida’s final 2 games, which saw the Gators surrender 52 points apiece to eventual national champion Alabama and perennial Playoff contender Oklahoma.
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Todd Grantham retools Gators' defense after a season of breakdowns

There’s no one more disappointed in the play of Florida's defense last year than coordinator Todd Grantham. He’s also the last person who wants to talk about the 2020 season, and made that clear during his first media availability this spring. “I want to talk about this year and moving...
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Todd Grantham eyeing young options at nickelback

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has plenty to figure out on defense this spring, not the least of which is who deserves to start in the secondary following an atrocious showing by the unit as a whole during the 2020 season. Cornerback Marco Wilson is gone, as are three senior safeties....
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Todd Grantham believes veterans will help re-establish defense

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Following a season that saw Florida post historically bad numbers on defense, allowing opponents to score 30.8 points per game as UF routinely busted coverages and failed to get lined up in time against up-tempo offenses. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is expecting improvement this offseason, in part...
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Gators DC Todd Grantham vows UF defense will bounce back

The veteran coach is ready to move forward and turn the page to 2021. But the epic struggles of the 2020 Gators’ defense — capped by a 55-20 Cotton Bowl loss to Oklahoma — remain fresh in the collective memory of the Florida fan base and affixed in the school’s record books.
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Todd Grantham tired of talking 2020, ready to focus on fixes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Priority No. 1 for Florida during spring practice is figuring out whatever ailed the defense last season and immediately doing anything and everything possible to fix it. The Gators believe they've done the former, so spring ball is now about applying the fixes. The main issues that...
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Reports: Florida to replace defensive assistants, keep Todd Grantham

Florida coach Dan Mullen will not fire embattled defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and instead shuffle its defensive staff around him, likely firing and looking to replace cornerbacks coach Torrian Gray and safeties coach Ron English, according to reports from Thomas Goldkamp and Football Scoop. Unconfirmed reports that Florida would seemingly...
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Defensive players go to bat for coordinator Todd Grantham

Another outing, another massively disappointing showing. No. 6 Oklahoma barely had to try, it seemed. Anything the Sooners did worked offensively. For a while, the missed tackles, blown coverages and untimely, costly penalties were harder to keep up with than the scoring. But then Oklahoma did what only two teams...
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Gators defend embattled defensive coordinator Todd Grantham

GAINESVILLE — Following Florida’s latest flop on defense, players blamed themselves, not embattled coordinator Todd Grantham — the target of fans’ ire all season. UF’s 55-20 loss to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl certainly was a team effort by the Gators, rather than the fault of one person. Yet finger...
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Florida fans eagerly await end of Todd Grantham era after rough first half vs. Oklahoma

Florida trails Oklahoma 31-13 at halftime of Wednesday’s Cotton Bowl in Texas. No, those 31 points aren’t all on the defense, as QB Kyle Trask threw a pick-6 and head coach Dan Mullen opted to attempt a 58-yard field goal late in the first half, giving the Sooners a short field to score the final touchdown of the half. Oh, and then there were all the opt-outs on both sides of the ball.