Redskins lose assistant Olivadotti to college ranks

The Washington Redskins thought they had their coaching staff pretty much set for 2011 and then Kirk Olivadotti opted out at an interesting time.

According to the Washington Post, Olivadotti was the longest-tenured coach on the staff with 11 seasons of experience, but he moved from being the linebackers coach from 2007 to 2009 to being a defensive assistant after Mike Shanahan arrived. Former Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache had repeatedly praised Olivadotti as being a bright, young assistant with a great future.

Olivadotti will be taking that future to the University of Georgia where he will be the linebackers coach. He replaces Warren Belin, who departed Athens, Ga., to become the linebackers coach on Ron Rivera’s staff for the Carolina Panthers.

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