Son of a coach, apprentice of a master, Smart makes a home for himself on Saban’s staff

TUSCALOOSA — Kirby Smart is the son of a high school football coach who retired a few years ago after a successful career in Georgia, if you can call working on a cousin’s 2,300-acre farm in north Florida retirement.

Sonny Smart has a second home in Rabun County in the scenic northeast tip of Georgia.
Kirby Smart is the defensive coordinator for a successful college football coach who has a second home in the same county in Georgia.
So is Sonny Smart’s house on the same lake as Nick Saban’s house? Very funny.
“As educators we can’t afford to have a house on a lake,” Sonny Smart said. Especially exclusive Lake Burton. “Those houses up there on that lake are multimillion-dollar things.”