If you’re interested in an outsider’s look at what Kirby Smart brings to the table, check out this Roll Bama Roll post, entitled “How dangerous is new Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart?”. Sure, it’s a little condescending, but if anyone’s entitled to that kind of attitude, it’s Alabama’s fan base.
Overall, other than the casual dismissals of Chaney’s and Pittman’s backgrounds and the characterization of the recent outcome of the series with Auburn as a toss up, it’s a fair cop. Hard to argue with much of this:
Experiencing The Process® is one thing. Imitating it is another. Jimbo Fisher took Florida State to the top of the mountain with his version. Jim McElwain has shown great promise in his short career as a head coach. But heed the warnings that are Will Muschamp and Derek Dooley.
Implementing The Process® is a delicate process. The first step is having that presence of a totalitarian leader. Saban is not a big man but he can bring a grown man to tears. He takes control of every aspect of his program. He is a calculated man and everything he does and everything he says, has a purpose towards helping his team succeed. Can Smart inspire his team to play an FCS cupcake the way Saban does? Can he get his team to buy in every day, every rep, every study hall, every second of every day for the span of each player’s college career at Georgia?
We shall see.