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I posted the below as a response to another thread, but felt compeled to post this as another thread:
Ted Roof's first year (2009) the AU defense allowed more yards and points than any defense in AU history. The next year (2010) the flaws in our defense were covered up by Nick Fairley and Cam's ability to outscore opponents. Then in 2011 the defense was worse than in 2009. The fact is that Ted Roof was a good recruiter but an awful Defensive Coordinator and was going to get fired by AU so he took a lesser job at a smaller school (prior to changing before ever coaching there).
We have great talent that was previously poorly coached. I witnessed some of the worst tackling and position assignment since I have been involved in AU football over the last 3 years. I believe BVG will inherit a cubbard that is full and will take advantage. Don't be surprised if AU improves to a top 30 defense next year, which is not our expectation, but would be a drastic improvement from the Roof days.
While I agree Chizik is responsible for Roof, I fully feel he should share in the glory if BVG brings our defense around.
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