Today's hire: Ted Roof, your new Auburn defensive coordinator per Charles Goldberg. He's the guy on the left:
Roof arrives after having (mostly) repaired the World's Worst Defense in Minnesota this year. If you ask me "When is the best time to try and poach assistants from Minnesota to come work for you in the sunny Deep South?" I'd give you very good odds the answer is "the first week of January."
A more comprehensive review of Roof's* resume will arrive tomorrow, but for now, the gut reaction is that this is another solid-to-terrific hire for Chizik. For a guy who's still only 45 years old, Roof has a stunning amount of diverse experience--position coach, coordinator, head coach, East Coast, South, Midwest. If he's maybe not another home run--is there such a thing as a home run defensive coordinator hire for a program like Auburn?--it's awfully hard to pick out anyone available who we would say definitively "Oh, that guy would have been better." And, one more time, all together now: he's not a Dye guy.
In short: still no reason to slow down on the sunshine and lollipops just yet.