Get that education, young man.

Kevin Butler will reprise his role as an undergraduate student assistant coaching kickers this year.

Yes, he’s still an undergrad after all these years.

“Oh, absolutely. That’s the plan,” Smart said when asked by a fan if Butler would remain on the coaching staff. “As long as Kevin Butler’s in school, he will be an assistant. Hopefully we can get a deferred diploma plan where we just keep deferring him and deferring him and deferring him. We’re very thankful that he didn’t finish up when he was here.”

Butler, 55, was a two-time All-American and four-time All-SEC place-kicker for the Bulldogs from 1981-84, but did not finish his undergraduate work before being drafted by the Chicago Bears and embarking on an 11-year NFL career. After football, he entered into a successful business career. His son, Drew Butler, punted for Georgia and now plays in the NFL.

Butler said he will graduate with a degree in economics at the end of the fall semester.

By then, maybe the NCAA will allow coaching staffs to add another assistant.

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11 responses to “Get that education, young man.

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    In related news, the Univ. of Tennessee has offered an undergraduate assistant coaching role to Travis Henry, and are considering offering similar roles to pretty much every player from the ’98 MNC team. When asked if they were concerned about having to put Travis or others on a deferred diploma plan in order to keep them eligible by not graduating, a UT academic source stated, “I think they will do a great job managing that by themselves, and in fact we have plenty of role models on our current roster who can advise them on how to best avoid graduating.”

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  2. Granthams replacement

    I can’t figure out how he coaches all week and then sits by Jeff Danzler on the talk show. Seems like Kirby would not allow that a la Saban.

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  3. paul

    So Kirby is “very thankful” Kevin never graduated and hopes to defer his graduation as long as possible. Kind of flies in the face of everything the NCAA and every athletic department in the country claims to believe in. You know, the “best interests” of the student athlete.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    It’s never too late.

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  5. Russ

    Glad he’s around. I think our kickers improved because of it.

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  6. AusDawg85

    OUR KICKING COACH IS SO DUMB HE CAN’T GRADULATE OVER 30 YEARS!!

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  7. Spike

    I thought it took ME a long time to graduate.. Sheesh 🙂

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