Found December 16, 2011 on IMAGE CPR SPORTS:
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart — the man behind the Crimson Tide's top-rated defense — has taken himself off the list to be Southern Mississippi's next head coach. Smart was considered the leading candidate to replace Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora. Fedora is leaving to become the North Carolina Tar Heels new coach. ESPN.com reports that Smart pulled himself out of contention after interviewing with Southern Miss on Thursday.
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