Shane Beamer says he would be happy to see his former boss, Kirby Smart, win Monday night’s National Championship game, which would be the Georgia alum’s first national title as head coach of the Bulldogs.

During a Charlotte radio appearance, Beamer compared Smart’s Georgia roots to his father’s time at Virginia Tech.

“I’d be happy for (Smart),” Beamer said on ‘The Clubhouse’ with Kyle Bailey. “I was talking to somebody this morning, they equated it to my dad at Virginia Tech. … I know how much it would’ve meant to him, someone who grew up in the state of Virginia, someone that played at Virginia Tech and then to be able to win the National Championship at Virginia Tech. I know how special it would’ve been to him.

“Probably very similar for Kirby, the fact that he grew up in Georgia, played at Georgia, was an assistant coach at Georgia and now is back as the head coach at Georgia. He knows how important Georgia football is to the state of Georgia and I know how important it is to him and what a competitor he is.”

Beamer also joked that he hopes to see a mass exodus in Athens.

“Certainly, will be happy for him if he is able to get it done, then hopefully all of his team will declare for the NFL Draft, so in Week 3 next season, there will be a lot of new faces out there – talented, but young.”

Beamer was on Smart’s Georgia staff in 2016 and ’17 as tight ends coach.

[H/T 247Sports]