[h=1]Alabama Football: Why 2012 Will Be Kirby Smart's Last Year with the Crimson Tide[/h] [h=3]By Sanjay Kirpalani (Featured Columnist) on May 20, 2012[/h]7,351 reads 21 Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more storiesNext Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is one of the top assistants in the nation, and its only a matter of time before he leaves Tuscaloosa for a head coaching position. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Nick Saban’s best recruiting job this offseason may have been his ability to keep coveted defensive coordinator Kirby Smart on his staff for another season. One of the more overlooked aspects of Alabama’s recent dominance over college football has been the ability of Saban’s coaching staff to stay intact—for the most part. Offensive coordinator Jim McElwain left to take the head-coaching job at Colorado State, while linebackers coach Sal Sunseri—father of Alabama safety Vinnie Sunseri—bolted to take over the defensive coordinator position at Tennessee. However, most Alabama fans rejoiced that Sunseri was the only loss on the defensive side of the ball—and more importantly, that despite heavy interest from other schools, Smart rejected overtures to remain on the sidelines in Tuscaloosa this fall. But could the 2012 season be his last as a member of the Alabama coaching staff? Seemingly every offseason, the coaching carousel churns at a faster pace—and by the end of the upcoming season, Smart will be the most in-demand assistant coach (if he’s not already) in the country. from: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-kirby-smarts-last-year-with-the-crimson-tide This is the way to go for CU's future. I'm starting the Kirby Smart for HC bandwagon!