Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grantham hires Redskins' Olivadotti

Kirk Olivadotti has an impressive resume and is evidently poised to bring it to Athens.
Washington Redskins defensive assistant Kirk Olivadotti, the son of former Grantham colleague Tom Olivadotti, is in line to be named as the newest member of Georgia's defensive coaching staff, sources are telling Dawgs247.
When reached this afternoon, Kirk Olivadotti did not deny chatter linking him to the position.
"I'm going to leave that up to Georgia," Olivadotti said when asked for comment. "That's all I'm going to say."
The Washington Post's Rick Maese reported on Twitter that Olivadotti is leaving the Redskins to join UGA's staff.
UGA spokesman Claude Felton said he was unaware of any pending announcement this evening. 
Grantham coached with Kirk's dad Tom Olivadotti in Houston a few years ago. This is a great hire in my opinion. Some fans always want college coaches with recruiting experience replacing college coaches, but it impresses recruits to come and work with established NFL coaches. And that is exactly what Olivadotti is. He's been in Washington 11 years and has worked with some great defensive minds:
Throughout his NFL coaching career, Olivadotti has worked with some of the best defensive minds in the NFL, including Ray Rhodes, Marvin Lewis, Gregg Williams and Greg Blache.
I'm pleasantly surprised and certainly didn't expect anyone better qualified. I'm expecting Olivadotti to work with the LBs despite experience all over the field.

Here's his Washington bio.

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