TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Joe Kines remembers the 17-year-old gym rat at the University of Georgia. In the film room, at the mess hall, bouncing around the dorm with his teammates. The former Bulldogs defensive coordinator would recognize Kirby Smart's boyish grin and familiar flop of hair anywhere. Smart, the son of a coach in every sense of the description, was on his way to a coaching life even as a young defensive back under Kines in the mid-1990s...
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