Read Olivadotti's open letter to Georgia fans

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 17, 2014 

Georgia linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti.

STEVEN COLQUITT — UGA

After some speculation, inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti announced that he was heading back to the Washington Redskins, where he spent 11 years before joining Georgia's staff in 2011.

Olivadotti published an open letter to Georgia fans — herewith the "Georgia Bulldog Family" — on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier today.

It begins:

"To the Georgia Bulldog Family: This is an open letter of appreciation to the Bulldog Nation for all those who helped our daughter, Kasyn, in her fight against cancer. Kasyn was diagnosed with cancer three weeks after our family moved to Georgia. We all dug in for a battle. ... Our family witnessed the most amazing thing happen. We had people sending prayers and well wishes from across the Bulldog Nation. We even had people tell us they prayed for the first time in years."

The letter is a bit longer, expressing Olivadotti's gratitude not just to the fans but also to his players and fellow coaches.

It is signed by the full Olivadotti family, ending in part with, "Every time Kasyn smiles we will think of the gratitude we have for the entire Bulldog Nation."

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