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Dawgs' Grantham close to contract extension

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham says he is "on track" to an agreement for a contract extension.

Grantham issued a statement on Wednesday in response to speculation he could be a candidate to become the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator or have interest in another job. The Falcons are looking to replace another former Georgia defensive coordinator, Brian VanGorder, who was hired by Auburn this week.

Grantham, a former Dallas Cowboys assistant, has one year remaining on his three-year contract with Georgia. He says he has talked with coach Mark Richt and athletic director Greg McGarity and is close to "finalizing details" on a contract extension.

He says he wants to reassure recruits and returning players of his desire to remain at Georgia "for a very long time."

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