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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
Kicking is a concern for Georgia Tech, BYU

...The Yellow Jackets gave up more than 40 points in each of the three losses, and Johnson fired defensive coordinator Al Groh in a bye week before the Boston College game.Johnson gave Charles Kelly, the secondary coach, control of the defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-10-26/kicking-concern-georgia-t
Georgia Tech, Duke still alive in Coastal race

...points per game, has been so bad Johnson had to make a midseason change on his staff. Johnson fired defensive coordinator Al Groh and promoted Charles Kelly to direct the unit on an interim basis.The defense showed no improvement in a 41-17 home...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-11-16/georgia-tech-duke-still-a
Roof brings culture change to Georgia Tech's defense

...looking for defensive help after ranking 65th in the nation with its average of 28.29 points allowed per game in 2012.Al Groh's term as defensive coordinator ended in the middle of his third season when he was fired. Charles Kelly had mixed success...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-03-30/roof-brings-culture-chang
Georgia Tech defense has new coach, needs to improve

...the Yellow Jackets went 9-4 and 11-3 in 2008 and '09. They are 21-19 since.Johnson fired defensive coordinator Al Groh at midseason last year after the Yellow Jackets lost consecutive games to Miami, Middle Tennessee State and Clemson while...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-08-30/georgia-tech-defense-has-
Will Yellow Jackets befuddle prognosticators again?

...abandoned his post to go to rival Clemson.But most significantly, alumnus Ted Roof returns to The Flats to take over from Al Groh as defensive coordinator.Just imagine how good Georgia Tech might be if it actually played decent defense. It's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-08-24/will-yellow-jackets-befud
Georgia Tech to run simpler defensive system

...consecutively to Miami, Middle Tennessee State and Clemson. That prompted the midseason firing of defensive coordinator Al Groh.Roof, an Atlanta native and former Yellow Jacket linebacker (1982-'85) and defensive coordinator ('99-'01...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-08-03/georgia-tech-run-simpler-
Questions abound as Georgia Tech opens football practice

...2012 from a 2-4 start and a three-game losing streak that prompted the mid-season firing of defensive coordinator Al Groh. But after going 9-4 and 11-3 in Johnson's first seasons and then a combined 21-19 over the past three, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-08-01/questions-abound-georgia-
Georgia Tech's strange season could take another twist

...a vibrant quarterback rotation with fifth-year senior Tevin Washington, and the post-Clemson firing of coordinator Al Groh eventually gave Georgia Tech's struggling defense a proverbial spark.Even though an Oct. 27 home loss to Brigham Young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-11-27/georgia-techs-strange-sea
Praise is heaped on Georgia Tech's defense after Sun Bowl victory

...late improvements on defense could help interim defensive coordinator Charles Kelly, who was promoted after Johnson fired Al Groh on Oct. 8.Kelly tried to simplify the schemes so his players could depend on their instincts and react more quickly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-01-02/praise-heaped-georgia-tec