Roof Taking Job At Central Florida

Ted Roof will be named the defensive coordinator at the University of Central Florida.

Auburn, Ala.—After three seasons as Auburn's defensive coordinator, one that included a BCS National Championship, sources at Auburn and the University of Central Florida have told Inside the Auburn Tigers that Ted Roof will be announced at a press conference on Thursday in Orlando as the new defensive coordinator for the Golden Knights

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

Roof came to Auburn from Minnesota and he was at Duke before that where he was the head coach for the Blue Devils for four seasons.


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