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June 5, 2009

Auburn defensive coordinator Roof enjoys latest opportunity

It was November of 2007 when Ted Roof’s inglorious run as Duke’s head coach came to an end, the 6-45 record in four-plus years standing out on his résumé like a scarlet letter, fairly or unfairly branding the former standout coordinator as someone who had gotten his shot to run a program and failed.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.