ATLANTA (AP) -- Al Groh says he received lots of advice about
retiring and enjoying life after he was fired by Virginia last
The 66-year-old Groh says he wasn't ready to retire because
coaching "is who I am."
Groh, in his first year as Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator,
said Tuesday he won't have extra motivation to beat his old team
and alma mater when the Yellow Jackets play Virginia on Saturday.
The coach says he is not sentimental toward institutions, but
does have feelings for his former Virginia players.
Groh was 59-53 in nine years as Virginia's coach. He was fired
after a 3-9 record in 2009. He also has been a head coach at Wake
Forest and with the NFL New York Jets.
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