By CHARLES ODUM
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 said Wednesday he does not know if
Johnson will accept the offer.
Smith, who was the Yellow Jackets’ defensive line coach, is
joining new Buffalo coach Chan Gailey, the former Georgia Tech
coach. Smith was Gailey’s assistant at Georgia Tech for four
years and previously worked for Johnson at 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 NFL experience.