Todd Grantham — and his brother — officially hired by Louisville


The Brothers Grantham have officially taken their family football show to Louisville.

Four days after reports first surfaced that Todd Grantham was leaving Georgia, the Cardinals confirmed Thursday that the 47-year-old coach has been hired as Bobby Petrino‘s defensive coordinator.  Grantham had spent four years as the Bulldogs’ coordinator before moving on to the Cardinals.

In addition to his coordinating duties, Grantham will coach the UofL’s safeties.

“To get a coach like Todd Grantham on our staff says a lot about our program,” Petrino said in a statement. “I’ve had the opportunity to compete against Todd’s defenses over the years and have been very impressed with his scheme and how hard his players compete. Todd will be a great addition to lead our defense.”

In addition to Todd Grantham, the UofL also announced the hiring of his brother, Tony Grantham, as inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.  The younger Grantham had spent the past six seasons as a Navy assistant.

Arizona State hires Beau Baldwin as offensive coordinator

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State has hired former Cal Poly head coach Beau Baldwin as its next offensive coordinator.

The school announced Baldwin’s hiring of new coach Kenny Dillingham‘s staff a week after he resigned at Cal Poly.

The 50-year-old Baldwin spent three seasons as the Mustangs’ head coach, going 4-21.

Baldwin previously served as California’s offensive coordinator for three years after a nine-year stint as Eastern Washington’s head coach. He went 85-32 at Eastern Washington and won the 2010 national championship with three trips to the FCS semifinals.

Baldwin also served as Central Washington’s head coach in 2007.

Stanford QB Tanner McKee declares for NFL draft

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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is leaving school to enter the NFL draft.

McKee announced his decision on Thursday after a disappointing junior season on an overmatched Stanford team.

McKee completed 62% of his passes for 2,947 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season as Stanford went 3-9 for a second straight year.

Stanford will undergoing an overhaul with coach David Shaw stepping down after 12 seasons and several players expected to transfer.