Roof, who served as Duke's defensive coordinator for two years before being named interim head coach after Carl Franks was fired during the middle of the season, was an All-ACC linebacker for Georgia Tech before moving on to the coaching ranks where he has held positions on staff at Alabama, West Georgia, Massachusetts, Western Carolina and Georgia Tech.
Roof lettered four times for the Yellow Jackets during the 1982-85 seasons. He was a starter during his final three years and ranks seventh on the all time tackles list for Tech.
Since being named the interim head coach, Roof has been working on the recruiting trail where he has secured commitments from five prospects, all rated at least two star level players by TheInsiders.com. Since that time each of the commitments has stated his desire for Roof to be retained, for their respective commitments to remain solid.
With Roof as the head coach there are expected to be coaching staff changes made in the coming weeks.
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