Saturday, January 16, 2010


They have defense at Georgia Tech?

Seriously, Georgia Tech has hired former UVA coach Al “Must Go” Groh as its defensive coordinator.

Groh said Friday that he and the school have an agreement in principle, but did not disclose terms of the contract. He plans to sign his new contract after arriving in Atlanta next week.

Groh, fired following the Cavaliers' 3-9 season, replaces Dave Wommack, who was dismissed last week after two seasons under coach Paul Johnson. Groh, 65, has not been an assistant since 1988, when he was the offensive coordinator at South Carolina.

Groh has some work to do as the Yellow Jackets allowed at least 30 points in six games but still finished the season with an 11-3 record while winning their first outright conference title since 1990.

Groh is expected to change the defensive alignment, switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4. Earlier this week, Johnson said he has no qualms about going with three down linemen instead of four.

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