Al Groh to head Georgia Tech defense
After leading the UVA football squad to a 3-9 finish for the 2009 season and enduring "Fire Groh" signs painted across Beta Bridge, head coach Al Groh was unceremoniously dismissed after nine seasons. But the former Cavalier will be seen yet again on the sidelines of Scott Stadium in the 2010 season– although this time, his signature sweatshirt will be in Georgia Tech white and gold, reports ESPN Friday, January 15.
The former New York Jets head coach and two-time recipient of the ACC Coach of the Year award will take up the defensive coordinator position for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, replacing two-season coordinator Dave Wommack. Groh recently interviewed for the defensive coordinator position with the Miami Dolphins, but took his name out of the running after the Georgia Tech offer.
Groh reportedly received $4.33 million when he was fired after UVA's loss to Virginia Tech Saturday, November 28. Former University of Richmond head coach–- and assistant defensive coach for six years under Groh–- Mike London has been chosen to take up the helm as the next UVA head coach.