Weekend preview…hitting to all fields

by Gary Shelton on November 21, 2014 · 2 comments

in College Sports in Florida, Florida State University, general, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, University of Florida, University of South Florida

In Gainesville…

He would probably be a candidate to be the head coach if, say, Georgia had a job opening.

He would probably be a candidate if was LSU, or Tennessee, or Mississippi State. He’d be a great fit at Texas A&M or Arkansas or Oklahoma State.

Just not at Florida.

There, Kirby Smart need not apply.

It’s odd how the guy a school just fired can affect can the next guy in line. Consider Smart, who has become Nick Saban’s right-hand man at Alabama. Everyone loves Smart, who is bright, organized and highly regarded. A lot of places, Smart would be the smart higher.

At Florida, however, Smart is a bit too much much like Will Muschamp, the coach who was just handed his two-week notice. Like Muschamp, Smart is a defensive coordinator instead of an offensive guru. Like Muschamp, Smart has never been a head coach. Frankly, Muschamp used to be Smart.

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