“Why would I leave home?”

Helluva quote from Kirbs in response to a question at a Bainbridge football fundraiser about leaving for another job:

“I have more passion and energy in my heart for the University of Georgia than you’ll ever realize,” Smart said. “Because it did more for me than anything I’ve been to in my life.  I had the great fortune of going… I assure you, it was what drove me to success.”

Now ask Jimmy Sexton.  😉

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15 responses to ““Why would I leave home?”

  1. Salty Dawg

    Kirbs is a DAWG and I love that about him. He is one of us and bleeds red and black. GO DAWGS!

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  2. If he continues to win, I have no doubt he’ll be at Georgia until he decides to hang up his whistle.

    Bama is going to make a run at him, but I don’t see them leaving their home in 5 Points and the Athens area.

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    • Go Dawgs!

      Kirby would be Alabama’s second phone call, but their first is going to be to Dabo Swinney and I don’t believe there will be a need for any further calls.

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  3. ApalachDawg

    When the proud son of Bainbridge and SW GA wins it all in 2019, it will lead to his retirement from UGA in 2052 as the most successful coach and AD in our hallowed history.
    This version of the Red&Black machine is being built and maintained unlike any other. There will be no safe harbors or quarters for our enemies. Those of us that suffered in the Classic City in the 90s will still continue to tell stories “that it always didn’t used to be this way…” as we continue to collect hardware and scalps.
    Glory, glory…cue Munson’s voice and the trumpet!

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  4. Jimmy Sexton’s is not that different ““I have more pa$$ion and energy in my heart for the Univer$ity of Georgia than you’ll ever realize,”

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  5. doofusdawg

    Kirby keeps expanding his compound in Athens. He ain’t going anywhere but we’re going to need to pay him $10 mill when Saban retires.

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    • Salty Dawg

      I’m ok with that.

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      • doofusdawg

        Yep. Contract will probably be in the Jimbo/Dabo mold… ten years at $90 mill or something similar. Maybe he will be the first $100 million dollar man. Either Kirby or Mullen… lol.

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  6. Steve

    Hell, he’s part owner of a restaurant here now. The guy is laying roots. Hopefully the next 15-20 years are a lot of fun.

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  7. Russ

    Don’t forget Mrs. Smart. She’s a Dawg, too.it will take twice the effort to get them both out of Athens a second time.

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    • She’s the reason I don’t see them going anywhere even if Georgia doesn’t match Bama money. She may tell him you can go coach football, but the kids and I are staying right here.

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  8. Mayor

    It depends. If Kirby’s wins a nattie within the next few years he’s probably here forever. However, if he doesn’t and the fan base turns on him…..

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  9. Go Dawgs!

    I take anything that coaches say about their future in a job with a large chunk of salt, this statement included.

    However, I have to say that I really don’t think Kirby Smart will ever leave Georgia for another college coaching job. For one thing, Florida fan talking points about our championship history aside, this is one of the absolute best jobs in the country. You can recruit here. You can certainly win here. And the commitment from the school and the administration is there in a way that it never has been before. The Georgia Way is a thing, but Kirby has shown that he’s got a lot more power at Butts-Mehre than previous coaches. And, frankly, Kirby Smart loves the University of Georgia. All the rumblings about Kirby having his heart set on being able to come home to Athens one day to coach the Dawgs turned out to be true, obviously. If Kirby leaves Athens voluntarily, I think it would be for a pro job or for life after football. I don’t see anyone outbidding Georgia for his services, and money is the only thing that could take him away. Everything else he already has at Georgia. Genuinely believe he’s living out a dream right now.

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