More and more, it seems like all coaching roads lead to Kirbs.
Ford founded the academy in 2006 which, according to its website, has placed over 400 clients with college programs, earning $40 million in scholarship money. iDareU lists 24 NFL players as former clients, including former Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and former Clemson cornerback AJ Terrell…
… Ford played defensive back at Georgia alongside Kirby Smart and spent 2019 as a Bill Walsh Minority Fellow with the Cleveland Browns.
Ford has interviewed with multiple members of the Georgia staff including Dan Lanning and Kirby sources share. An interesting note, we are also told Will Muschamp sat in on one of the Zoom calls.
Meanwhile, FootballScoop also says the Portal Master™ has filled Florida’s need for a defensive backs coach. Again, there’s a Smart connection.
Sources on Friday told FootballScoop that Mullen has moved to pluck Jules Montinar away from the University of South Florida staff to work with the Gators’ defensive backs…
In Montinar, an Eastern Kentucky graduate who began his career at West Virginia, the Gators are getting a coach who has worked under both Nick Saban and Kirby Smart at Alabama as a graduate assistant, as well as an up-and-coming young coach who also worked at Purdue, Texas State and was a defensive analyst for Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs in 2019 before he joined Scott’s debut staff at USF.
I presume his first assignment will be to teach the defensive backs not to throw opponents’ shoes.