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Kirby Smart adding former Alabama and Navy staffer to Georgia support staff

Kirby Smart has added former Alabama graduate assistant and defensive analyst Dan O'Brien to his Georgia staff in a defensive quality control role. In total, O'Brien spent four years with the Tide where he developed a great familiarity with Smart.

After his coaching tour in Tuscaloosa, O'Brien landed a job coaching the defensive backs at Elon (FCS - NC) for three seasons. From there, he went to Navy, where he spent five seasons total, most recently working with the safeties.

Other stops on the coaching journey for O'Brien include a stint as a scouting assistant intern with the Patriots in 2005 and working with the safeties at Harvard in 2006.

O'Brien is the son of former Boston College and NC State head coach Tom O'Brien.

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