Roof recalls physical Auburn teams in playing days

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.

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