ATHENS, Ga. -- Kirk Olivadotti is officially on board as Georgia’s newest assistant coach.
Georgia announced Friday morning that Olivadotti, who spent the past 11 years with the Washington Redskins, will be the inside linebackers coach. That’s the same title that Warren Belin held before leaving a couple of weeks ago to be the Carolina Panthers’ linebackers coach.
“It’s exciting to have this opportunity to work with (head coach Mark Richt), his coaching staff and players,” Olivadotti said in a statement released by Georgia. “I want to thank him for his confidence in what I can hopefully bring to the program. I also want to thank (Redskins owner Daniel Snyder) and the Redskins for the last 11 years in Washington and the NFL.”
Head coach Mark Richt said in a release, “In hiring an assistant, we look for someone who first is at the top level in football knowledge and competency. Then we want someone who is a teacher of the game, be an example for young men and can serve as a mentor for our student-athletes. We found all those qualities in Kirk.”
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One issue that remains to be resolved is what happens with Belin’s special teams coaching duties. Belin coached the kickoff coverage unit, which ranked first in the SEC. livadotti did assist in coaching the Redskins’ special teams during a portion of his time there.