Vanderbilt coach James Franklin joked this week of down time in the offseason enjoying cocktails with Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, but Grantham said the two actually haven’t crossed paths since their postgame confrontation last year in Nashville.
When Franklin was asked if he had talked to Grantham since last year’s game, he responded: “Yeah, actually our families went on vacation together. Disney World. We were floating in the pool together, drinking Mai Tais.”
Grantham’s actual drink of choice? “I don’t know. I’m flexible,” Grantham said good-naturedly Tuesday night.
A year later, Grantham said he has no regrets about what happened that night after Georgia’s 33-28 win.
“No, I understood what all was happening,” Grantham said. “Everybody’s competitive, it’s heated out there. It’s really not a big deal as we move forward.”
Franklin thought Georgia safety Shawn Williams was talking trash and Grantham stood up for his player.
Grantham said there was no apology to Franklin. “I guess that’s football, huh?”
The two coaches have complimented the other this week ahead of Saturday’s game.
Franklin on Grantham: “He does a great job and he has done a great job for a long time. His defense plays hard and flies around.”
Grantham on Franklin: ““He’s a good coach. He’s done a good job. They’re working hard to be competitive.”
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