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UF defensive coordinator Todd Grantham inks three-year, $4.47 million deal

UF defensive coordinator Todd Grantham inks three-year, $4.47 million deal

The Florida Gators are betting big Todd Grantham will revive the team’s defense a season after the unit slipped badly.

The team’s new defensive coordinator signed a three-year, $4.47 million deal, making him the highest-paid assistant coach in UF history.

Grantham is scheduled to earn $1.39 million this season, $1.49 million in 2019 and $1.59 million in 2020, according to the contract released Tuesday by UF in response to a public records request. Based on 2017 salaries, Grantham would be among the nation’s 10 highest-paid assistant coaches.

Grantham, the only Gators’ assistant to ink a three-year deal, joined new coach Dan Mullen at Mississippi State and immediately...

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