Top college football coaches will always be mentioned for NFL openings. Alabama, arguably the most prestigious job in college football, will one day need a successor for Nick Saban. But sorry, SEC East teams – Kirby Smart won’t be leaving Georgia any time soon.

The coach of the back-to-back division champs returned to Bainbridge Thursday to speak at a fundraiser for his high school alma mater. It was a Bainbridge event, but in the Peach State you know Smart is going to be asked about the Georgia Bulldogs. In the Q&A portion of Smart’s speech at the Bainbridge Country Club, Smart was asked if he’ll ever leave UGA for another job. Dawgs fans will love his answer.

“Why would I leave home?” Smart said to an audience which “erupted with applause and cheers,” per Powell Cobb of The Post Searchlight.

Smart explained that he’s a Bulldog through and through.

“I have more passion and energy in my heart for the University of Georgia than you’ll ever realize,” Smart told the crowd. “Because it did more for me than anything I’ve been to in my life. I had the great fortune of going. Probably would never have gotten there without some of the great people in this room. I assure you, it was what drove me to success.”

To read more on Smart’s Bainbridge speech, Cobb’s full article can be viewed here.