ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has withdrawn from consideration for the same job with the New Orleans Saints.
He announced his decision in a statement Friday night, one day after interviewing with Saints coach Sean Payton.
Grantham says he and his family love Georgia and "this is where our heart is."
"I want to thank Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints organization for the opportunity to interview and get to know them. They are a first class organization in every respect. As I said Wednesday, Georgia is a great place, my family loves it here, and I do as well. This is where our heart is and today I have withdrawn my name from consideration for the position with the Saints. I¹m excited to start preparations for another season and along with the rest of our defensive staff look forward to coaching some really good returning players as well as developing some very talented newcomers."
The Saints interviewed former Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Friday.