Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof has left the football program for the NC State Wolfpack.
Following the season, Georgia Tech football fans were calling for Georgia Tech football defensive coordinator Ted Roof to be fired. The Jackets defense under Roof the last few seasons has underwhelmed and his play calling had been questionable at times.
As time went on and no move was made by the Jackets fans got frustrated. That being said, Ted Roof will no longer be returning next season as Georgia Tech’s defensive coordinator. The Georgia Tech alum and father of linebacker TD Roof is heading to North Carolina State. Roof will serve as the Wolfpack’s 10th coach.
The move comes on the last day of the Early Signing Period and luckily for the Yellow Jackets, all of their defensive commitments signed this week.
Roof returned to The Flats in 2013 after having successful stints at Auburn and Penn State. With those successful stints came high expectations for his defenses at Georgia Tech. While they succeed in his first few years, the defense overs the past three seasons has been up and down to say the least.
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This past season, Roof’s defense allowed 26.5 points per game which ranked 65th out of 130 teams nationally. It was the lowest ranking Jackets defense of his tenure. Roof’s playing calling abilities were especially challenged this past season as the Jackets defense struggled in late game situations including against Miami in which the Jackets kept failing to run press coverage despite the Hurricanes consistently going with screen passes.
Eyes on Nate Woody?
Among the names being considered is Appalachian State defensive coordinator Nate Woody. The report comes from FootballScoop.com, one of the most credible football rumors sites in the country.
Woody has been the Mountaineers defensive coordinator since 2013. In all but one of Woody’s seasons with Appalachian State, the Mountaineers have finished among the best defenses in the country. This past season, App State gave up 21.9 points per game, in 2016 they gave up just 17.8 which ranked ninth in the country.