ATHENS - More than a few people around the Georgia football program were in the dark as news broke late Sunday afternoon that Todd Grantham was leaving. One football staff member had the news broken to him by a reporter, and after expressing shock, begged off the phone so he could get to work. A couple other staff members also said they were finding out via media reports.
Then there were defensive players, who took to Twitter to express their thoughts, and in some cases their surprise:
Damn bra!!!!— Sheldon Dawson™MVP (@SBDAWGson2) January 12, 2014
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Damn...— TriggaTray28/CSO/FSC (@Trigga_Tray28) January 12, 2014
Man this is a funny business. It's just how it goes though!— Damian Swann ™ (@D_Swann) January 12, 2014
Wow damnnnnnn— Shaquille Wiggins (@ShaqWiggins6) January 12, 2014
Freshman safety Quincy Mauger expressed his reaction via photo:
No caption need pic.twitter.com/l1Dg2Gg5Dd— Quincy Mauger (@iAMPrinceMauger) January 12, 2014
Then there was the interesting reaction of now-former Georgia linebacker Chase Vasser, a senior who had Grantham as a position coach the past four years:
Josh Dawson, one of those players Vasser referenced, tweeted also: