I thought Smart would have been target No. 1 over Gus Malzahn for the job at Auburn, but the Tigers went with the offensive guy.
Tennessee could be the school where Smart gets his shot, but he seems fine staying at Alabama a little longer.
Smart is a disciple of Nick Saban and has helped build some of the best recruiting classes in recent memory.
Not only is Smart the defensive coordinator at Alabama, he is also one of Saban's best recruiting lieutenants.
It's no shock that Smart is the guy Saban has assigned to recruit Robert Nkemdiche, per Rivals.com. O.J. Howard and Tyren Jones are Smart's commitments, as were Courtney Upshaw, Adrian Hubbard, DeMarcus Milliner, Eddie Williams, Dillon Lee and Kenyan Drake.
He's the top recruiter up for a head coaching job this year, without question.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.