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Former Yellowjacket takes Blue Devil helm

Updated: December 8, 2003, 3:47 PM ET
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Ted Roof was hired as Duke's football coach Saturday, his five-week audition turning into a full-time job.

Duke athletic director Joe Alleva said Roof signed a long-term contract. He was hired over three other candidates, including former Detroit Lions coach Bobby Ross. Roof has no previous head coaching experience.

"He proved to me he could be a head coach in his audition," Alleva said.

Roof was 2-3 as interim coach after Carl Franks was fired Oct. 19, ...

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