Vols adding another support staffer from Florida State – 247Sports
Tennessee is making another support staff hire from Florida State.
Bert Biffani, a defensive quality control coach with the Seminoles the past five years, on Tuesday announced via Twitter he was joining the staff at Tennessee, where former Florida State defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is now the head coach.
According to his Twitter bio, Biffani will be a defensive quality control coach with the Vols as well.
Thank you to all the Florida State coaches, players and fans for all the lifelong memories we will always share. With that said, I am excited to be heading to Knoxville and joining the staff at the University of Tennessee. #GBO 🍊 pic.twitter.com/HxGN1fhnQE
— Bert Biffani (@CoachBertB) February 13, 2018
At Florida State, Biffani worked alongside Tennessee safeties coach Charles Kelly, the defensive coordinator for the Seminoles, and assisted with coaching the defensive line and outside linebackers, and his other roles had him involved in game-planning, practice scripts and film breakdown and creation.
He is the third known hire in a quality control position for Pruitt and Tennessee.
Tino Sunseri, a former Pittsburgh quarterback and son of former Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri, is an offensive quality control coach who will work with the quarterbacks after joining the staff from Florida State.
Former Tennessee running back Montario Hardesty also will work in a quality control position working with the wide receivers after making coaching stops at Norfolk State and Florida Atlantic.
So far Tennessee officially has announced only two support staff hires: Drew Hughes (director of player personnel) and Todd Watson (director of football operations).