Monday, August 22, 2016

The Fight between Nick Saban and Kirby Smart

Nick Saban and Kirby Smart will always be an Alabama Fan's favorite coaching tandem. They struck fear in the hearts of NCAA teams across the country for nearly a decade together. Kirby created defenses that sent chills down the spines of offenses for 8 years, but it was only a matter of time before the apprentice clashed with his master. 

I will break this down and boxing references to better explain what is happening here:

Kirby Smart threw the first jab at Nick by announcing he would be leaving the dynasty they built together by taking the head coaching job with conference rival Georgia Bulldogs.

Nick Saban countered back with a hay-maker to Kirby by hiring away Jeremy Pruitt, the then Georgia defensive coach.

Kirby would swing back but miss heavily with an attempt to ruin the Natty for Nick.

Kirby would follow that up with a right cross that missed as well, when he attempted to hire away Nick's most prized asset, Scott Cochran.

Saban avoided Smart's flurry but could not avoid his low blow when Smart fired a public shot at Saban saying he would "absolutely" let graduate transfers leave Georgia to attend any school they like, even a SEC school. This was an attempt to appeal to new recruits and players seeking to leave Saban's program (Maurice Smith).

Next move is Saban's we'll have to wait and see what the master has up his sleeves.

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