Jimmy Hyams talks to some SEC coaches about what they think of SEC East head coaches. Here’s something one of them said about Kirby:
At Georgia, the NIL was alive and well at least for the last four years, make no mistake about it.
No specifics were forthcoming. Naturally.
And here’s an observation about Florida:
“I don’t think Dan Mullen did a good job recruiting talent at Florida,’’ said an SEC coach. “He was a great offensive coach there, but ultimately he couldn’t control those kids.
“The same question goes for Billy Napier: can he manage those kids? Billy will recruit kids that fit his culture and personality and stay away from the guys that don’t. But the best kids in Florida often have an edge to them, and you’ve got to be able to handle them.
“Nick Saban is smart and can handle edgy kids. I don’t know if Billy (a former Saban assistant) is wired that way.’’
I guess edge is the new thug. Some things never change. They just get repackaged.