Kirby Smart prepared if next step comes calling

This is a storyline that’s played out the last two seasons. Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart could be in position for a head coaching job. Here’s a look at his prospects:

TUSCALOOSA — Interest from potential new employers helped sweeten Kirby Smart’s bank account after each of the past two seasons.

It’s not even December. and again the Alabama defensive coordinator’s name is already surfacing for the growing list of head coaching vacancies.

A website covering Ole Miss detailed possible interest in Smart late last week. reported Smart could interview for the job later this week, but Alabama coach Nick Saban said no school had contacted him for permission to speak to Smart as of Monday afternoon.

“I think Kirby will make an outstanding head coach. Leadership is really an important part of being the head of anything, a business or whatever it is,” Saban said. “I think Kirby is a great leader. He’s done a great job with what he’s been responsible for, which I think is also a big indication because you have to have leadership qualities, the ability to demand that people do things the right way.”

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