What Nick Saban Told Kirby Smart During the Post-Game Handshake

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Sports Illustrated

By Dan Lyons The Alabama head coach was gracious in defeat as he spoke to his long time former assistant after the Crimson Tide’s loss. View the original article to see embedded media. With Georgia football’s national title win on Monday night, Kirby Smart becomes just the second former Nick Saban assistant to beat his former boss, after Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M’s upset of Alabama earlier in the year. During their post-game embrace, it’s clear that Saban has a lot of respect for Smart. “You guys kicked our asses in the fourth quarter. Congrats,” Saban told Smart, brandishing a rare post-loss…

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