AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Gene Chizik has gone back to his roots.
He's pulling double duty as defensive coordinator through the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia while seeking a replacement to Ted Roof, who left for the same post at Central Florida.
Chizik is also coaching linebackers for the Tigers. He says he's "doing a good juggling act right now."
Chizik is taking over a group that ranks 11th in the Southeastern Conference in scoring and total defense.
He made his name as a defensive coach, though. He was Auburn's defensive coordinator for three seasons, fielding two Top-5 defenses and a group that yielded the nation's fewest points in an undefeated 2004 campaign.