Ted Roof is bolting for Georgia Tech after a successful season as defensive coordinator for Penn State, pending a successful background check. John Butler, who served as defensive secondary coach this past season will succeed Roof as defensive coordinator at Penn State.
As you might recall, Roof was defensive coordinator for one month at UCF before accepting the position under Bill O’Brien at Penn State.
Georgia Tech’s vacancy at defensive coordinator has existed since Al Groh was fired in the middle of last season.
O’Brien and Roof had previously worked together at Duke, where Roof was head coach and O’Brien was offensive coordinator. In addition to Duke, UCF, and Penn State, Roof also coached at Minnesota and Auburn. Such a well-traveled guy, already!
“I am very appreciative of Ted’s contributions to Penn State,” O’Brien said. “Ted is a great coach and person. He earned the respect of our players and they enjoyed playing for him. We wish Ted and his family well.”