Kirby Smart Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart looks on during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are going to have to replace defensive backs coach Fran Brown following this season after he just accepted the head coaching position at Syracuse, but it’s pretty clear that’s not something the team is worried about right now.

During his press conference this week, Kirby Smart made it clear that the team’s sole focus right now is on facing the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday.

“We’ve been really focused on Alabama. That’s all we’re really thinking about. Those decisions that you’re talking about? They’re not important, right. They have no relevance, whatsoever, to this game. And our focus and energy is on this game. So I really don’t have to decide that right now and don’t even look to,” Smart said according to On3.

In fact, Smart is so focused on this week’s matchup against Alabama that he struggled to even understand why the coming departure of one of his assistant coaches was even newsworthy right now.

“I don’t even know why it’s newsworthy,” Smart said. “What’s newsworthy is he got a [heck] of an opportunity and he’s done a tremendous job for us and we’re super happy for his family and for Syracuse to be getting someone of his character. But we’re not worried about anything past Alabama.”

Smart will have to replace an important piece of the Georgia coaching staff, but it’s a decision he’s not concerning himself with until after Saturday, at least.