Updates on Wilson and Olivadotti

semerson@macon.comJanuary 13, 2014 

ATHENS - Georgia has two defensive assistants remaining under contract. One is already talking with another program, and one is waiting to see.

Defensive line coach Chris Wilson is interviewing Monday for the same job at Alabama, according to several media outlets in that state. Wilson just finished his first season at Georgia, where he was credited with helping a young defensive line gel into a pretty solid unit.

Inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti is still in Athens, and confirmed only that he will not follow Todd Grantham to Louisville. Olivadotti, who just finished his third year at Georgia, did not want to say anything else, and did not comment on whether he hoped to be interviewed to replace Grantham.

Wilson and Olivadotti would both be natural candidates if head coach Mark Richt wanted to stay in-house. Wilson guided a rush defense that went from allowing 4.1 yards per rush last year to just 3.7 yards per rush this year, despite less experience. Olivadotti coached the SEC's two leading tacklers, Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera.

However, neither can be blamed for looking elsewhere, because if Richt hires from outside, the new defensive coordinator might want to bring in his own assistants.

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