According to Chris Low, things aren’t that far along in discussion between Mark Richt and Kirby Smart after all.
… Smart said earlier this week that he expected to be back at Alabama next season. But on Tuesday, he didn’t completely shut the door on going back to his alma mater, either.
Richt has talked to Smart about the job, but Smart says there’s never been a formal offer.
“I haven’t really talked to Mark much,” said Smart, who was the Broyles Award winner as the top assistant coach in the country this year. “To say I said ‘no’ to Mark … he’s not offered me anything. So that’s not really accurate. To be honest, with this game coming up, I haven’t even thought about it.”
In other words, no offer, no rejection, no dollar amount… no nothing. Feel free to recalibrate your projections.