Otherwise known as your rumors and innuendos roundup:
- With the return of Bo Davis to the fold, essentially Texas and Alabama have swapped defensive line coaches this offseason. The move is of interest for a couple of reasons. One, Chris Wilson had interviewed with Saban for the position. Two, Kirby Smart was evidently not even in Tuscaloosa when the hire was made.
- Speaking of Wilson, per CoachingSearch.com, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian reached out to Wilson when Davis jumped ship. Wilson turned him down.
- And speaking of Smart, there is plenty of crazy talk out there about his return to Athens. And when I say crazy talk, I mean “5 years at $1.5 million/year” crazy talk. Honestly, that doesn’t surprise me. It’s silly season right now. What does surprise me is that it feels like Smart is an overwhelming favorite among the fan base for the job. I wonder how everyone will feel if Kirby leverages the situation for another raise out of Alabama. Again.
- If you’d like to put your name in the hat, here’s where you can apply. Note that the positions currently available are defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Since there’s no posting for secondary coach, I assume that means they’re leaving options open for Grantham’s replacement.