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Coached Penn State Secondary During 2012 Season
Big Ten Coach of the Year Bill O'Brien meets with the media to wrap-up 2012 and look toward 2013 season.
Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers
Ted Roof was Auburn's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach from 2009-11, helping the Tigers capture the 2010 BCS National Championship. He was named UCF's defensive coordinator on Dec. 8, 2011 prior to coming to Penn State. During Auburn's title campaign, the Tigers (14-0) ranked No. 9 nationally in rushing defense and 16th in tackles for loss. In the BCS Championship game, Auburn held Oregon to 19 points, 28 points below the Ducks' season average. A Georgia Tech graduate and a member of its Athletics Hall of Fame, Roof was defensive coordinator at Minnesota in 2008 and was instrumental in helping the Golden Gophers allowing 135 fewer yards per game than in 2007 and improve from 1-11 to 7-6 in 2008. Roof returned to Duke as defensive coordinator in 2002-03 and was promoted to the Blue Devils' head coach from 2004-07. He also worked with O'Brien and McWhorter at Georgia Tech from 1998-2001, serving as defensive coordinator the last three years. A native of Lawrenceville, Ga., Roof began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Alabama (1987-88) and went with McWhorter to West Georgia in 1989. Entering his 25th year in coaching, Roof's portfolio also includes stints with Duke (1990-93), Massachusetts (1994-96) and Western Carolina (1997) before returning to his alma mater in 1998.