It sounds like Kirby Smart’s Month of Two Schools wasn’t quite the smooth ride we were assured it was at the time. At least the part in Tuscaloosa wasn’t.
… Smart will take these anxious moments over the taxing time he had juggling being Georgia’s new head coach and Alabama’s defensive coordinator during the College Football Playoff. Smart said times got “tough” and were even “horrible,” as game planning, recruiting and maintenance at two schools mixed.
Smart was all Bama for X’s and O’s and all Georgia in recruiting. What made things even tougher was the fact that the same prospects Smart called might talk to the Alabama assistant sitting right next to him in meetings moments later. Paranoia on both sides sunk in, as Smart and his peers watched each other slide behind closed doors to recruit in between dissecting Michigan State and later Clemson…
“That part was not fun,” Smart said of his jumbled schedule after accepting the Georgia job. “But since that game and the fact we won it at least justified what I did.”
Breaking up is hard to do.