For those of you still holding out hope that Kirby Smart will be the next Georgia defensive coordinator, it might be time to let go.
Gentry Estes of the Mobile Press-Register has some interesting quotes from Smart on his blog today that seem to support the general consensus that Smart and Georgia ain't happening.
"It's been great," Smart said. "It's been great having these players and doing this, and I'm looking forward to it next year. I mean, we've got a lot of good players coming back."
And as for moving on, Smart said he might be interested in a head coaching job, but even that wasn't something he's in a rush to attain.
"If a better opportunity presents itself, then obviously that's something down the road. But young as I am, I'm happy to be where I'm at and happy to be at University of Alabama."
What I've been hearing all along is that there was never much mutual interest from Smart or Georgia beyond some basic discussions (and possibly a little lobbying by Smart's good friend, Mike Bobo). So is there still a possibility that Smart returns to Georgia as the DC? I suppose, but at this point, it's a long shot at best.