Then, Rick Nuehiesel called from Cabo. Come back to LA and be my DC. Seto accepted, then he
Hey, no doubt the guy has something to learn about career management. No doubt UCLA fans are delusional if they think it'll get much better than a Pete Carroll disciple who can, you know, actually recruit. Now Slick Rick and the UCLA AD are in a tough place because there is no hire that will come to Westwood and have the cred Bruin fans want.
What does that mean for Kirby? There are segments of Georgia's fan base that would trade him for Mark Richt right now. There are larger segments that would trade him for Todd Grantham. I am not sold on either, but you can probably bet that Georgia isn't Kirby's next school. Will there be fan bases that look at him as Saban's puppet? Yes. Will that matter to some fan bases? Yes. Will that be enough to get him canned before stepping on campus? Not sure. I'm not certain Alabama fans would want him for HC
Honestly, I am not sure this means anything for Kirby, since he has coached under a couple of different guys. If I am him, I do look at this and think about how other schools will perceive him being Saban's boy. Whether he is a DC in name only or is in full charge of the defense, there will be those that cannot be convinced otherwise that his headset is unplugged on game day.