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Ron Roberts ranked as a top-50 defensive coordinator in college football

By Lance Dawe,


Auburn brought in new defensive coordinator Ron Roberts to help the Tigers with two things.

Stopping the run and creating turnovers.

Those are the two things Roberts' 4-2-5 defense have been known to do, and during his time at Baylor his units proved to be excellent at it.

He now steps in at Auburn and will look to solve a variety of problems for the Tigers, who struggled mightily on that side of the ball in 2022.

According to Big Game Boomer, a college football social media influencer and creator of controversial lists, has released a graphic containing his top 50 defensive coordinators in college football. Roberts comes in at No. 40 on the list, also good for No. 8 in the SEC among defensive coordinators.

Roberts, who came over with Dave Aranda when Aranda got the Baylor job in early 2020, served as DC for two seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette. Aranda previously served under Roberts when the latter was the head coach at Delta State in 2007.

His defense at Baylor led the Big 12 in run defense in 2021 and was No. 3 this year, BU led the conference in turnovers gained last year and was No. 4 this season. He was fired by the Bears. following their disappointing 6-6 campaign this season. The Bears finished 52nd, 28th, and 55th nationally in yards per play during his three years.

Roberts also has experience as a head coach, going a combined 89-45 in 11 seasons with Delta State and Southeastern Louisiana. This will be his second Power Five job.

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