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SEC looking into coaches' postgame confrontation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Franklin has talked with Georgia coach Mark Richt about a postgame confrontation with Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and is leaving the rest to the Southeastern Conference.

The SEC tells The Associated Press the league is looking into what happened.

Franklin and Grantham had a heated exchange after Georgia pulled out a 33-28 win on Saturday night when the Vanderbilt coach went looking to shake hands with Richt.

The Vandy coach said Monday he talked with Richt on Sunday morning. Franklin says things got out of hand after an emotional game and they sent the usual weekly report to the SEC office on the game.

Grantham released a statement Monday after speaking with Georgia coach Mark Richt and athletic director Greg McGarity. The

coordinator says he loves his players and feels a "responsibility and loyalty" to stand up for them.

He says he hopes he and his players will learn from his "unfortunate" postgame confrontation with Franklin

Grantham says his actions "were not representative of what this institution stands for."

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