The NFL Network is reporting that new Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is expected to conduct a very thorough and extensive search for a defensive coordinator. Among the potential candidates who will get an interview are a pair of SEC coordinators — Florida’s Todd Grantham and Texas A&M’s Mike Elko.
Grantham is the only one of the two with previous NFL experience.
From 1999-2009, Grantham spent time on four NFL coaching staffs, including the Cleveland Browns as defensive coordinator (2005-07). The other stops were as defensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys (2008-09), Houston Texans (2002-04) and Indianapolis Colts (1999-2001).
Since the last NFL stop, Grantham has served as the coordinator at Florida (2018), Mississippi State (2017), Louisville (2014-16) and Georgia (2010-13).