40 Facts About Kirby Smart

1. Kirby Smart was born in Alabama on a Tuesday, December 23, 1975.

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2. Kirby Smart graduated from Georgia in 1999 with a degree in finance and went undrafted in the NFL before signing a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

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3. Kirby Smart is expected to bring in his own staff once the Georgia hiring is made official, although he is expected to keep defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.

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4. Kirby Smart was offered a position as defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia, but opted, instead, to stay with the Crimson Tide.

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5. Kirby Smart is currently in his ninth season with Albama, working under Nick Saban.

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6. Kirby Smart is replacing Mark Richt, who was the head coach at Georgia for 15 seasons.

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7. In 2006, Kirby Smart married Mary Beth Lycett, a former athlete herself and mother of three.

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8. Kirby Smart is heading back to Georgia, where he was First-Team All-SEC in his senior season as a defensive back for the Bulldogs.

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9. Kirby Smart was a four-year letterman at defensive back for Georgia and a first-team All—SEC selection as a senior.

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10. Kirby Smart was pleased to close the 2019 signing class on Wednesday by flipping 5-star receiver George Pickens from Auburn to UGA.

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11. Kirby Smart is replacing veteran coordinators Jim Chaney and Mel Tucker.

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12. Kirby Smart has had as demanding of an offseason as any coach in the country.

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13. Kirby Smart sees a trend developing that could make his job harder.

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14. Kirby Smart was the first Alabama assistant coach to win the award.

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15. Kirby Smart received his master's degree from FSU in 2003.

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16. Kirby Smart went undrafted in the 1999 NFL Draft and signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

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17. Kirby Smart graduated from Georgia in 1999 with a degree in finance.

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18. Kirby Smart previously served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Alabama.

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19. Kirby Smart is head coach of the University of Georgia.

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20. Kirby Smart discussed a variety of topics, including injury updates and future matchups with Clemson and Texas in 2028.

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21. Kirby Smart updated the injury status of LB Monty Rice, and gave a brief preview of next week's rivalry game.

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22. Kirby Smart was back in front of the microphone earlier today to talk about how excited his team is to play the UMass Minutemen.

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23. Kirby Smart discussed a variety of topics, including injury updates and the team's competition at.

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24. On Tuesday, Bulldogs' head coach Kirby Smart said that Stokes continues to practice with the starters as Georgia prepares for UMass this Saturday.

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25. Kirby Smart reacts to Georgia scheduling home-and-home series with Clemson, Texas.

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26. Kirby Smart explains the two-sided nature of coaching at his alma mater.

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27. On December 6, 2015, Kirby Smart was announced as the 26th head football coach at the University of Georgia.

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28. Kirby Smart considered a lucrative contract to be the defensive coordinator at his alma mater, the University of Georgia, but chose to stay with the Crimson Tide in early January 2010.

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29. On December 8, 2009, Kirby Smart was awarded the Broyles Award as the nation's best assistant coach.

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30. On February 27, 2008, Kirby Smart was promoted to defensive coordinator.

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31. Kirby Smart rejoined the Georgia Bulldogs football program to serve as running backs coach for the 2005 season.

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32. From 2002 to 2003, Kirby Smart worked as a graduate assistant under Bobby Bowden at Florida State while pursuing a master's degree.

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33. Kirby Smart began his coaching career with the University of Georgia in 1999, serving as an administrative assistant.

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34. Kirby Smart was a four-year letterman at defensive back for Georgia and a first-team All-SEC selection as a senior.

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35. The son of a high school football coach, Kirby Smart began his playing career at Bainbridge High School and went on to play college football at the University of Georgia, where he was teammates with defensive linemen Antonio Cochran, Emarlos Leroy, linebacker Brandon Tolbert, and future All-Pro cornerback Champ Bailey.

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36. Kirby Smart was born in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up in Bainbridge, Georgia.

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37. Kirby Smart is in his third year at Georgia after spending seven seasons as Alabama's defensive coordinator, where he helped the Tide roll to four national championships.

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38. Kirby Smart discussed Kentucky's defense and updated the status of injuries, among other topics.

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39. Kirby Smart met with the media on Monday ahead of Georgia' matchup with the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday.

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40. Kirby Smart says honesty is his policy on the recruiting trail.

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