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Who's coaching this team?: Redskins Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti

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A quick profile of Redskins Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti

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Name: Kirk Olivadotti

Title: Inside Linebackers Coach

Experience: 16 years

Bio: The son of longtime Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Tom Olivadotti, Kirk Olivadotti has put together a substantial run as an NFL coach, spending all 16 of his seasons with the Washington Redskins—albeit in two separate stints. His first time with the Redskins spanned from 2000 through 2010. His titles ranged from defensive quality control coach to special teams assistant to linebackers coach. During that eleven-season span, Washington finished as a top-ten defense eight times. Olivadotti left to take a job as the inside linebackers coach at the University of Georgia. Three years later, he returned to the Redskins. He’s been the inside linebackers coach in Washington ever since.

Fun Fact: Despite the fact that he’s made a name for himself in coaching on the defensive side of the ball, Olivadotti was actually a four-year letterman as a wide receiver at Purdue.