Tech is allowing averages of 26.2 points and 405.4 yards per game this season and is No. 64 in total defense in FBS. The team ranked No. 42 in that category in 2015, No. 79 in 2014 when it won the Orange Bowl, and No. 27 in 2013 in Roof’s first season. He replaced Al Groh, who was fired during the 2012 season.
Roof said on Monday that he takes responsibility for the this season’s issues and is working to improve the various deficiencies.
Though Johnson has asked for the calls and schemes to be simplified, he said he isn’t going to tell Roof or the assistants what to do.
“I hire guys to coach defense and treat them the way I would want to be treated,” he said. “At the end you evaluate what happens, just like you would do with anything.”