Kirk Olivadotti to rejoin Washington Redskins staff

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Kirk Olivadotti is leaving his post as a Georgia assistant to join the Redskins' coaching staff.

After three years at Georgia, linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti is returning to the NFL ranks with the Washington Redskins, where he coached from 2000-2010, according to

Olivadotti declined comment, but the news was also confirmed by the Washington Post.

While at Georgia, Olivadotti's top linebacker was St. Louis Rams first-round draft pick Alec Ogletree, who enjoyed a big rookie season with the Rams (117 tackles, six forced fumbles).

Georgia coach Mark Richt was apparently caught off-guard by the move, saying earlier this week that he had no indication that either Olivadotti or defensive line coach Chris Wilson were looking to make a move. Wilson, meanwhile, appears headed to Southern Cal. Richt just replaced defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who went to Louisville, with Jeremy Pruitt, who was FSU's defensive coordinator for just one season.

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