Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Roof on as Auburn defensive coordinator

Ted Roof will be the next defensive coordinator at Auburn.

Minnesota announced the hire at approximately 3:30 p.m. Auburn decided to allow the move to soak in for four-plus hours before unveiling its own press release.

Roof, Duke’s head coach from 2003-07, would come to Auburn after serving as Minnesota’s defensive coordinator for one season. He went 6-45 at Duke.

Roof began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Alabama after playing for Georgia Tech.

His coaching stops also include Georgia Tech, Western Carolina, Massachusetts and West Georgia.

Gene Chizik said in a statement that he and Chizik share defensive philosophies.

Roof, 45, is a Lawrenceville, Ga. native.

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