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If there is any assistant coach more influential to his team's success than Kirby Smart, I don't know where he can be found.
He probably won't be around the assistant coaching ranks very long, as his talent is to great to remain at that position for too long.
He doesn't get near enough credit, as he coaches in the shadow of the great Nick Saban.
His defense at Alabama has ranked first in scoring defense and total defense for the past two seasons, and the Tide defense has been on another level than the rest of the elite teams in college football.
Credit Smart, as the defensive coordinator, for much of the team's success.
He's an underrated recruiter, with the ability to pull in stud playmakers on a regular basis.
Somebody is going to hire this guy away at some point, and immediately the impact of his departure will be felt by the Tide defense.
Smart is far and away the best and most indispensable assistant in the nation.