Kirby Smart needed outside help. Alabama’s defense had just been shredded for 42 points and 537 yards in the Sugar Bowl by the eventual national champion Ohio State Buckeyes. A defense that had been top 5 in yards allowed per game six years in a row finished 12th nationally. A unit full of future NFL Draft picks looked a step slow, finishing 59th in pass defense. So Smart, then Alabama’s defensive coordinator, gave Tom Herman a call. “You talk about evolution and adjusting to the competition, for us that meant talking to coach Herman,” Smart, now the head coach at Georgia, said during a coaching lecture at the Texas High School Coaches Association Convention. “We said, ‘Give us everything you got. Help us, be honest. Tell us where we stink.’” Smart’s shop talk in San Antonio revolved around a number of topics, but the theme revolved around a willingness to adjust. The defensive play-caller for four of Nick Saban’s national titles at Alabama, Smart had a minor crisis on his hands in 2014 (at least by Saban’s standards). The Crimson Tide were leaking through the air as spread influences became overwhelmingly prevalent in the SEC. Smart needed to fix things… Read full this story
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