AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's new defensive coordinator remembers the Tigers as the most physical team he played against at Georgia Tech.
Ted Roof plans to arrive in Auburn on Thursday and hasn't had a chance to study the team's personnel yet.
It's not clear what position he will coach.
Roof welcomes defensive end Antonio Coleman's return for his senior season as a boost for the defense.
Cornerback Jerraud Powers and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks have said they were skipping their senior seasons to turn pro.
Roof is a former Duke head coach who spent last season as defensive coordinator at Minnesota.
He played linebacker for Georgia Tech and is a former defensive coordinator at his alma mater.