The evolution is complete. One coach is at the top of his game, the other is broken.

Kirby Smart stole it all from Nick Saban.

The Process. The elite recruits. The assistant coaches.

And now, finally, the mojo that made Saban the biggest, baddest coach on the block is Smart’s, too.

It’s all gone, and it’s indisputable.

Here’s the irony: Smart did it all while building it in the image of his mentor, who has suddenly lost his way.

“We teach (players) to hunt with a purpose,” Smart said after last weekend’s rout of No. 1 Tennessee looked a whole lot like Saban’s soul-sucking Alabama teams of the past.

Not the recent past, when Alabama won by throwing over the top with Mac Jones and NFL Draft first-round picks at wide receiver. But the Golden Era of Saban football at Alabama, the 2011-12 championship run (and but for Kick-6, would’ve been 2011-2013) when the Tide hunted with a purpose.

When Alabama was unblockable on defense and covered everything in the secondary. When it forced mistakes and pounced on vulnerability.

When the Tide ran the ball with a purpose and will, and made gut-punch plays in the passing game. When the machine was humming, the confidence was overflowing and when any team or hot player or magical season was steamrolled along the way.

You have feel-good stories? We have better players.

Who does that sound like now?

No trick plays, or dopey “analytics” — I mean, for the love of tackle football, “analytics” — or thought or need for deception.

It was, in the words of Smart from last weekend, hunting with a purpose. It’s blocking and tackling, and speed and sheer will and force.

It’s the fantasy life for every football coach on every level of the game. Not only do you have better players, you have better players who want to annihilate everything in their path.

Smart is 25 years younger than Saban, is a better recruiter than Saban, and hasn’t veered from Saban’s famed “process.”

Smart is still coaching — and his team is still playing — like it’s 2012. He has a 5-11, 185-pound former walk-on quarterback running his offense — in the era of wide-open, vertical passing game/elite quarterback play means everything.

Everyone else is zigging and zagging to score, score, score. Smart is no-frills punishment on both sides of the ball.

Stop the run, get the quarterback, force bad decisions from the offense.

Run the ball, throw over the top, force your will and style of play on the opponent.

Saban won national titles with Greg McElroy, AJ McCarron and Jake Coker playing quarterback. None was a 5-star recruit.

He didn’t need elite players at quarterback, he needed them on the lines of scrimmage and all over the defense. If that sounds familiar, it’s because I just described the program that won it all last year and will win it all again this season.

Smart beat Saban for star center Sedrick Van Plan, and star left tackle Broderick Jones. Beat him for Nolan Smith and Jalen Carter and Kelee Ringo and Small Mondon Jr. and Nazir Stackhouse and Mykel Williams and Malaki Starks and … do you want me to continue?

Beat him for all 5 first-round NFL Draft picks from the best defense in decades. Beat him for Mel Tucker and Sam Pittman and Scott Cochran and Will Muschamp and … do you want me to continue?

Saban taught Smart everything, and Smart is executing it perfectly. Meanwhile, the greatest college football coach ever is trying to reinvent the wheel with the transfer portal.

That, everyone, is the one defining red flag of the differences between the programs. Saban has landed top 3 or 4 classes forever, yet needed to hit the portal this season for a left tackle (Tyler Steen), tailback (Jahmyr Gibbs), cornerback (Eli Ricks), and 2 wide receivers (Jermaine Burton, Tyler Harrell).

Georgia didn’t add 1 player from the portal. Smart stuck with his roster — the same roster that lost 15 players to the NFL Draft and 13 more to the portal.

Georgia, essentially, lost a full recruiting class — and is still the best team in college football by a long, long way.

That’s Smart recruiting and developing players, and never, ever straying from what Saban taught him for 9 years as his top assistant.

After Georgia dusted off Tennessee, holding the Vols’ explosive offense to season lows in points and yards, Smart walked into the postgame press conference and made a simple statement that encapsulates everything.

“Players on this team were bought in,” Smart said. “They understood the plan, they executed the plan.”

Kirby stole it all from Nick, all right.

Right down to the postgame verbiage after yet another big win.

It’s indisputable.