Jan 4, 2013; Fort Lauderdale FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart during a press conference for the 2013 BCS National Championship game at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama DC Kirby Smart is candidate for Vanderbilt job

With James Franklin leaving the Vanderbilt Commodores to accept the head coaching job at Penn State, Vanderbilt will now begin conducting their own search to find a replacement to fill their head coaching vacancy.

In a recent USA Today article, it was speculated that highly sought after Alabama Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart could be the most likely candidate for the Commodores opening.

Smart is familiar with the SEC and is a man who has been searching for his shot, but it may not be easy to convince him to leave behind the opportunity to become the man who replaces Nick Saban leading the Crimson Tide.

We will learn more about the Vanderbilt candidates in the coming days, but you should fully expect the team to give Smart a call.

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  • http://twistedmuser.com/ Twisted Muser

    If he does, he does, but i can’t see him leaving Bama to go to an SEC school. Especially not Vanderbilt. Saban won’t coach forever. Roll Tide!

    • Frank Van Tassell

      after the way his defense played the last two games. vanderbilt probably does’nt care

      • http://twistedmuser.com/ Twisted Muser