Sources: Groh to go with Yellow Jackets
By Heather Dinich
Updated: January 15, 2010, 9:42 AM ET
Former Virginia head coach Al Groh will be named Georgia Tech's next defensive coordinator, sources close to the situation said Friday.
Groh, who was fired following the Cavaliers' 3-9 season, will replace Dave Wommack, who was fired last week after two seasons under coach Paul Johnson.
The Yellow Jackets allowed at least 30 points in six games but still finished the season with an 11-3 record. They lost to Iowa 24-14 in the FedEx Orange Bowl.
Groh interviewed for the defensive coordinator position with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday and was reportedly a front-runner for the position there, but he also told the Roanoke Times he has "no qualms about being an assistant coach" at the college level.
That's a position he hasn't held since 1988, when he was offensive coordinator at South Carolina.
Heather Dinich covers the ACC for ESPN.com. Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was used in this report.