“It’s a work in progress…”

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?

Your thoughts?


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7 responses to ““It’s a work in progress…”

  1. J-Dawg

    What about the other guy he hired as an analyst? He’s a QB person. I assumed that he would slide over to coach QB’s. Any word on that?


  2. MGW

    My guess is if Monkens comfortable roaming, it’ll be a recruiter. But I could see TE’s roles being very different in this sort of O and so needing a dedicated coach.


  3. W Cobb Dawg

    We can definitely use better ST coaching. Punt returns were lousy in ‘19, and now we’re breaking in a new kicker.

    Not sure Hartley fits the bill. I think most folks would consider him a downgrade from Fountain. Considering the other recent hires, I’ll be very surprised if Kirby doesn’t bring in a legit ST coach. I think the Hartley hire last year after Chaney departed was one of the big reasons the O struggled. Seems to me Kirby always hires assistants with strong track records, with Hartley being an exception to that rule.


  4. FlyingPeakDawg

    Lock down Kevin Butler? Only half joking.


  5. Al

    Move Hartley to special teams and pay Tim Brewster a sack load of money to leave UF and coach our TEs. That would be amazing.


  6. Bulldog Joe

    If he is truly going to turn the offense over, have Monken make the decision.