Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham press conference

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Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham press conference
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Grantham talks about new additions to the coaching staff in McGriff and Montinar. He says Montinar has been an assistant before at Alabama and Georgia, so his knowledge of our system and his ability to add to that is really good. He also adds that it brings a lot of energy to the field.
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"Diwun's a guy that's got high energy," Grantham says about Diwun Black's position on the defense.
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Grantham also adds that one his favorites parts of coaching is sticking with guys and seeing them making success. He says it's one of the most rewarding parts of being a coach is watching guys meet their goals.
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"Kair's done a good job of trying to be accountable in the back end along with Trey Dean," Grantham says about leadership in the secondary.
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He also says that Antonio Valentino and Daquan Newkirk have more similarities and differences. They both could play together and have similar background with one coming from the SEC and one from the Big 10.
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Mohamoud Diabete is now up to 227 lbs. Grantham says one of the lesser known stories is how Mohamoud improved from the first game to the last.
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Diabete joins media following Grantham.
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He says he had a good offseason and the he dedicated himself everyday to his fitness, stretching and nutrition. He also says he put on around 15-20 pounds in the offseason.
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"It made you hungry and now we want to go back," Diabate says about being at a SEC Championship and wanting another.
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"I know everything I see in the media and in the world, I take it. You know, I think that's good," Diabete says about seeing negative things about the defense out in the world. He also adds that this is the closest team he's ever been on and that the negative media last year brought them closer.
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Diabate talks about Ty'Ron Hopper and how he is ready for the field.

"That's my brother," Diabete says.
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