BUFFALO, NY - The Bills have hired former Georgia Tech recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach Giff Smith as their outside linebackers coach, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Giff worked with Bills head coach Chan Gailey when Gailey was head coach at Georgia Tech until 2007.
Gailey said when he was hired by the Bills that his staff would not be made up of easily recognized NFL names, and Smith fits that description, as this is his first NFL job. Giff did serve in coaching capacities at Georgia, Georgia Southern, Arkansas and Tulane before going to Georgia Tech.
His Georgia Tech defensive lines were outstanding, and led the nation in sacks and tackles for loss in 2007.