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Olivadotti set to join UGA's coaching staff

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's search to fill the remaining vacancy on the Bulldogs' coaching staff has reached a conclusion.

Kirk Olivadotti has worked since 2000 with the Washington Redskins.

Washington Redskins defensive assistant Kirk Olivadotti, the son of former Grantham colleague Tom Olivadotti, will be named 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."

UGA spokesman Claude Felton said he was unaware of any pending announcement this evening. Olivadotti would replace Warren Belin, who left UGA's staff after one season to become an assistant coach with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

Born on New Year's Day 1974, Olivadotti is a former Purdue wide receiver who has been with the Redskins organization since 2000. He was the Redskins' linebacker coach from 2007-09 before moving in 2010 to the title of "defensive assistant."

Click here to view Olivadotti's bio with the Redskins.

Kirk's father, Tom Olivadotti, coached alongside Grantham on the Houston Texans' defensive staff in recent years.

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