Two more defensive coaches leaving Georgia, Richt will tweak special teams

NCAA Football: Appalachian State at Georgia

The Georgia defensive staff shakeup didn’t stop with hiring Jeremy Pruitt. Two more assistants in defensive line coach Chris Wilson and inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti are also leaving Athens.

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Wilson has accepted a job with Southern Cal to join Steve Sarkisian’s staff, while Olivadotti is headed to the NFL to coach with the Washington Redskins. Both coaches will head up the same defensive units in their new jobs.

Before Todd Grantham left for Louisville, defensive backs coach Scott Lakatos resigned for personal reasons. That’s now three openings the Bulldogs’ staff is facing. Pruitt is likely to coach the defensive backs, but Georgia will need to replace Wilson’s and Olivadotti’s positions.

Mark Richt has also expressed he’ll tweak the way the special teams are handled, via

“I got some things in mind,” Richt said. “I can’t say exactly what I have in mind. I do have some things in mind for that, that I think is gonna be helpful.”

Richt will likely hire an outside linebackers coach who can also handle special teams, a desperate need after last year’s special teams fiasco.

Photo Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports



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