Roof hired as Auburn's DC
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Hey everyone. More news breaking at this hour. Minnesota has confirmed that defensive coordinator Ted Roof has been hired by Auburn coach Gene Chizik.
``Our defense improved a great deal under Coach Roof this past season," Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. ``Good coaches are always going to be in demand and I wish Ted the best of luck in the future."
Roof was highly unsuccessful as a head coach at Duke from 2002-07 -- the Blue Devils won six games during that stretch -- and the Gophers' defense hasn't been that great. They finished in the bottom half of the Big Ten in rushing defense, passing defense, points allowed.
Still, their numbers were even worse in 2007.
TED ROOF CURRICULUM VITAE
Alabama, 1987-88 (grad. assistant)
West Georgia, 1989 (LBs)
Duke, 1990-1993 (LBs)
U. Mass, 1994-1996 (defensive coordinator)
Western Carolina, 1997 (defensive coordinator)
Georgia Tech, 1998-2001 (LBs/defensive coordinator)
Duke, 2002 (defensive coordinator)
Duke, 2003-2007 (HEAD COACH)
Minnesota, 2008 (defensive coordinator)
Playing career: Georgia Tech '86 (linebacker)