If you were a Georgia fan wanting Kirby Smart as Mark Richt's successor, then you just got an early Christmas/Chanukah/Kawanza gift. Georgia has reportedly reached an agreement with the Alabana defensive coordinator to be the Bulldogs' new head coach.
Smart played for the defensive back for the Bulldogs from 1994-1998. He served as a defensive backs coach for UGA in 2005 before becoming safeties coach for the Miami Dolphins the following year, under Dolphins head coach Nick Saban.
Smart joined Saban when he left the Dolphins for Alabama, eventually becoming the Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator.
An official announcement is reportedly to be made Sunday, the day after Alabama faces Florida for the 2015 SEC Championship.
(via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)