After a fantastic defensive season and turning down an offer for the same position with the Oakland Raiders, Louisville DC Todd Grantham is in line for a hefty raise. According to the C-J’s Jeff Greer, Grantham is paid $975,000 annually right now. ESPN.com reported that under the revised deal, he would make $1.4 million, making him the third highest paid defensive coordinator in the nation. Only Auburn’s Will Muschamp (between $1.6-1.8M) and Texas A&M’s John Chavis ($1.5M) are paid more.
The Cardinals are reworking Grantham’s four-year deal to pay him as much as $1.4 million annually, Grantham’s agent, Michael Harrison, told ESPN.com. Grantham’s new contract will make him one of the highest paid coordinators in college football.
The Raiders offered Grantham a two-year deal to be defensive coordinator but he opted to stay with Louisville.
Grantham made close to $1 million in his first year with Louisville, which ranked 24th in scoring defense and 10th in rushing defense in 2014. He was previously the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns (2005-07) and the Georgia Bulldogs (2010-13).
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