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Defense is the focus of NFL coaching hires

...sixth consecutive defensive-focused head coach and fifth since Johnson took over in 2000, following Bill Parcells, Al Groh, Herm Edwards, Eric Mangini and Ryan."It's an honor and privilege to coach the Jets," Bowles said in a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-14/defense-focus-nfl-coaching-hi
Georgia Tech defense drawing attention from opponents

...similar compliments about its defense in recent years.In October of 2012, coach Paul Johnson fired defensive coordinator Al Groh when the Yellow Jackets had one of the nation's worst defenses. Georgia Tech was allowing 30.2 points per game and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-10-29/georgia-tech-defense-draw
Georgia Tech focusing on defense in preseason

...another story for the Yellow Jackets.After Georgia Tech's first preseason scrimmage Saturday, defensive coordinator Al Groh said he believes the Yellow Jackets will be better on that side of the ball.Georgia Tech allowed 26.1 points per game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2012-08-11/georgia-tech-focusing-defense-pre
Georgia Tech hopes depth sparks resurgence

...to get in somebody's face when the players, let alone the coaches, can see the dragging."In defensive coordinator Al Groh's 3-4 scheme, the Jackets need two inside linebackers to claim jobs. Quayshawn Nealy, Tremayne McNair, Daniel Drummond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-08-26/georgia-tech-hopes-depth-
Michaux: Butterfly effect snares Yellow Jackets

...defenders converged on him at the sideline.After taking a 17-14 lead, all that was needed was another defensive stop. Al Groh's defense ? missing starting corner Louis Young (suspended), linebacker Daniel Drummond (suspended) and safety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/georgia-tech/2012-09-04/michaux-butterfly-ef
Georgia's Todd Grantham sees defense take step back

...Tigers got a huge break with North Carolina State upsetting Florida State.4. Georgia Tech (2-4, 1-3 ACC). Firing Al Groh was the right move, even if it was a week late.SATURDAY'S GAMES? South Carolina State at Delaware State, 1:30 p...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2012-10-09/georgias-todd-grantham-se
Georgia Tech wants more fire out of defense

...want to see that."Coach Paul Johnson was looking for more of that confrontational spirit from his defense when he fired Al Groh as defensive coordinator on Monday. Johnson assigned Kelly, the secondary coach, control of the defense for the remainder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-10-13/georgia-tech-wants-more-f
Georgia Tech looking for a fresh start after a dismal first half

...giving up more than 40 points in each of those contests, the first such stretch in school history.That was enough to cost Al Groh his job. Johnson dumped his defensive coordinator last week, promoting Charles Kelly to the post on an interim basis but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-10-16/georgia-tech-looking-fres
Georgia Tech, Boston College mired in slumps

...meet today in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.The Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 ACC) dumped defensive coordinator Al Groh last week after giving up more than 40 points for the third game in a row. The Eagles (1-5, 0-3) have yet to beat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-10-19/georgia-tech-boston-colle
Georgia Tech whips Boston College

...Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak in its first contest since firing defensive coordinator Al Groh."We're 1-0 right now," linebacker Quayshawn Neely said. "We're not even thinking about the losses."Losing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-10-20/georgia-tech-whips-boston