AP source: Roof, Hixon among new PSU assistants



STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A person familiar with the hiring says defensive coordinator Ted Roof is leaving Central Florida after a month to take over the same position at Penn State under new coach Bill O’Brien.

The same person also confirmed Wednesday night to The Associated Press that O’Brien was adding Buffalo Bills receivers coach Stan Hixon to coach the same position with the Nittany Lions.

The person requested anonymity because O’Brien wanted to formally announce the bulk of his staff at the same time. An announcement was expected as soon as Thursday.

Several news outlets have reported the additions.

Roof spent barely a month at Central Florida. He previously spent three seasons as defensive coordinator at Auburn, including the 2010 national championship season.