Six degrees of (Kirby Smart) separation

More and more, it seems like all coaching roads lead to Kirbs.

FootballScoop reports Georgia is looking at a former teammate of Smart’s to fill the open staff position.

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.


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29 responses to “Six degrees of (Kirby Smart) separation

  1. spur21

    I’ll take “shoe toss” for the win.


  2. Derek

    Glenn went to the Kevin Ramsay school of how not to coach defense.

    Honestly tho, I think a lot of these 1990’s era Georgia player’s coaching careers have been helped by seeing their own coaches errors.

    Glenn going from Kines, to Ramsay to Gibbs had to help give him some perspective. Likewise, I would imagine Will still has Swamp Fox nightmares.

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  3. Glenn Ford had one hell of a career in film before playing football too!

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  4. akascuba

    Tie the laces together in the pile. Don`t actually remove a shoe.

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  5. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    It’s hard to get excited about coaching moves today.

    Hank Aaron has passed away and I just can’t believe his light is gone from the world.

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  6. Anon

    Off topic —-but has arik Gilbert retired from football?


  7. stoopnagle

    Will hasn’t been hired, but he’s hanging around and offering his expertise. I wonder how they feel about that in Columbia? Nah, I don’t really care, I just think it’s funny.

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  8. Steve Almy

    About 30 years ago, I had the opportunity to have lunch with Hank Aaron on 2 separate occasions. Once was at the stadium club at old Fulton Stadium and the other was at Hank’s home. All another story. But one time while eating with him, I asked him what made him so successful. He looked at me and said that a lot of players have great skills, many even better than me. But whenever, I get knocked down, I always get right back up!
    He was really a great man and that’s good advice for any young man going into the world.

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