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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
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 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-
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 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-
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