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“My dad and I do talk general philosophies about coaching, but he has never told me that I need to do things a certain way,” Bill Khayat said. “It’s nice to have someone who understands what you do and has been through a lot of the same things.”

Gibbs, who tried to talk his son out of going into coaching, said that he likes working with coaches’ sons because “they probably have a pretty good work ethic” and because they understand better than former players the downsides of the business before they get into it.

Olivadotti admits he was sensitive about being known as his father’s son when he reached the NFL as the Redskins' quality control/defense coach in 2000 and his father — who’s now out of the league — was working for the NFC East rival New York Giants.

Bob Saunders, who still calls his father “Dad” at work, can relate to that. He believes that more is expected from coaches’ sons than run of the mill assistants.

“When I got my foot in the door, I knew that I had to work my butt off constantly so people saw that I deserved to be there and that I knew what I was doing,” Saunders said. “Because I’m a coach’s son, I think maybe I have to work harder in order to prove to people outside of the organization who just see you as a name.”