“Kirby [Smart] got dog-cussed constantly,” the source said.

So, ESPN has this lengthy piece on what it bills as the hardest job in college football — being Nick Saban’s defensive backs coach — and seemingly manages to interview pretty much everyone who’s occupied the position over the last decade plus, except for Kirby Smart.

Interesting omission, wouldn’t you say?  Eh, maybe Kirby was busy washing his hair, or something.



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30 responses to ““Kirby [Smart] got dog-cussed constantly,” the source said.

  1. RangerRuss

    There’s a great deal to be admired about that level of commitment to the task at hand, especially efficiency of dress.
    But you don’t have to be an asshole all day every day.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    They didn’t interview Kirby because he doesn’t have time for that sh*t. Another thing he learned from Saban, who learned it from Bill Belichick. Walk a mile for a one inch advantage.

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  3. moe pritchett

    I met the man when he was at LSU
    I have no doubt he’s been a great coach. But…
    He’s a 5’7” prick
    Nuck Faban

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  4. armydawg

    Kirby was just soaking up knowledge, experience and coaching expertise while thinking to himself that one day I’m going to beat you like a red-headed stepchild.

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  5. Clayton Joiner

    It’s easy to talk about Coach when you don’t have to play him…I think Kirby is totally content to let others tell their stories about their experiences with Ole Jolly St Nick lol

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  6. I like how Kirby gushes over his players and never throws his coaches under the bus to the press…I’d take our dude over the Kent State Napoleon any day of the week.

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  7. siskey

    I think that Kirby and Saban have a genuine relationship and he didn’t do an interview because of that and because it does not help him beat Saban this year. I imagine that when Nick retires we will see him in Athens enough that the Bama fans will be pissed off about it.

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  8. siskey

    Also regarding Saban there is this innate idea that being an asshole is the best leadership quality when what you are doing is something for lack of a better word masculine like a football coach or in the military. I think this idea has stuck around so long because there is some validity to it. From my experience in the Marines I had lots of people who were dicks who thought they were good leaders but this style only worked either in limited doses (like at Parris Island) or if the person was so committed to it that they were that way all the time.
    I had a great Drill Instructor who was super hard and mean as shit. He used to call me “Fatpieceofshitskey” and was on me all the time. I had to go through the gas chamber 5x not because I messed up but because “I know you can take it boy.” His style worked on me and I admire him all these years later because he challenged me to prove that I could take it and because he himself was so tough even though he was an Air Winger. Other Marines that I met later would try this style and it was so easy to see through that you didn’t take them seriously and because there comes a time when good order and disciplined be damned you as a skinny short Sergeant may have to prove that you are meaner than a 6’5” private who weighs 240 lbs.
    Other Marines who were great leaders just lead by example and were willing to do all the dangerous shit that they asked you to or were so organized and focused that it made it easy for you to succeed in whatever was asked of you.
    My guess is that Saban is a mix of the two above and that despite his hollering and whatnot he is able to get the most out of both great often entitled athletes and millionaire football coaches by setting an example and also demanding strict adherence to that example.
    Thank you for reading sincerely ‘Fatpieceofshitskey” Whiskey Locker Recruit/ Pugil Sticks Champion

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  9. godawgs1701

    Considering that Kirby just finished toasting Alabama’s current DBs coach with Honky McFailson in a national championship game he probably didn’t want to participate in the story out of pity.

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  10. munsonlarryfkajim

    I can’t believe that nobody has commented on the number of DB coaches that Kirby has cycled thru in 6 years. Maybe he takes after his mentor?