There has been no official word from either Auburn or Central Florida on Roof's status, but Roof wss in his office in Auburn on Wednesday preparing for the transition to his new job in Orlando.
Auburn's linebacker coach in addition to defensive coordinator, Roof played at Georgia Tech and was part of O'Leary's staff with the Yellow Jackets from 1998-2001. During that time they won an ACC Championship and had a record of 35-14. He was nominated for the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach in 200
Roof's tenure at Auburn will be remembered for defenses that struggled giving up points and yards for the most part. Playing with one of the youngest defenses in the country in 2011 the Tigers finished 78th in total defense and 79th in scoring defense. Despite winning the national title Auburn's defense finished 54th in total defense and scoring defense in 2010, and in 2009 they were 51st in total defense and 73rd in scoring defense.
Central Florida's opening comes after defensive coordinator John Skladany, linebackers coach Al Seamonson and director of player personnel Albert Boone all were informed the Saturday after Thanksgiving that their contracts would not be renewed