Just a reminder, now that signing day is in the books, that Kirby Smart’s got one big thing left on his to-do list.
We’re still in the offseason, so all things are not done yet. Being able to reinvent yourself, being able to reinvent your program and developing the players in it are what’s going to set you apart and make you different. There are still moves to be made for us from a hiring standpoint and moving people around.
I haven’t heard much about this, one way or the other, but Smart certainly has plenty of options — move Hartley to special teams coach and bring in a new TE assistant; spread the special teams duties around the staff and bring in an assistant to coach a position group (right now, there are five offensive assistants and four defensive); decide whether to assign Monken to a position group (he’s coached QBs and receivers before) or leave him to roam among position groups in a sort of overseeing spot — to choose from.
Not to mention one other thing; namely, does Smart do what he usually does and make the decision about recruiting chops, or does he look for somebody whose reputation is on the coaching side?