Kirby Smart to be named UGA head football coach

Smart is currently the defensive coordinator at Alabama


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It didn't take the University of Georgia long to find their next head football coach.

Current Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is expected to be named the Bulldogs head coach, although reports say that he wants to wait until after the SEC Championship this weekend to make an official announcement.

Smart was a defensive back at Georgia from 1995 to 1998 and was an administrative assistant in 1999 with the Bulldogs.  The 39-year old was part of Nick Saban's staff at LSU in 2004, then again in 2007 when Saban went to Alabama.

In 2009, Smart was the Frank Broyles Award winner, given to the nation's top assistant coach, and is a finalist for the award this season.