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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NFL: Georgia Tech's Giff Smith takes job with Bills

AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator Giff Smith is taking a new job as outside linebackers coach for the Buffalo Bills only one week before national signing day.

Smith says he has told Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson he would volunteer to remain to help the coaching staff wrap up the recruiting class. Smith did not say Wednesday if Johnson accepted the offer.

Smith, who was the Yellow Jackets' defensive line coach, is joining new Buffalo coach Chan Gailey, the former Georgia Tech coach. Smith worked for Gailey at Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern.

The timing of the move is not ideal for Georgia Tech's recruiting efforts, but Smith says he can best reach his goal of becoming a head coach by gaining experience in the NFL.