February 17th, 2011 08:29 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Georgia
Tags: Georgia, Kirk Olivadotti, Phillip Daniels, Washington Redskins
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has once again gone of the radar to bring in an assistant. Washington Redskins assistant Kirk Olivadotti is leaving the NFL squad to join the Bulldogs’ defensive staff.
“UGA, you just got one hell of a coach in Kirk Olivadotti.” That was the Twitter reaction from former Georgia and current Redskin defensive end Phillip Daniels. “The defense just got a whole lot better. One of the smartest coaches I have ever known.”
Georgia has not announced the hire yet, but the obligatory background checks are believed to be the only hoop not yet jumped through.
Olivadotti will fill the slot opened up when Warren Belin jumped to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers earlier this month. Belin coached inside linebackers in Grantham’s 3-4 scheme and Olivadotti did coach linebackers from 2007 through 2009 with Washington. All told, he has been on the Redskins’ staff for 11 seasons (that includes the Steve Spurrier tenure).
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