The Birmingham News is reporting that Tommy Tuberville is out.
I'm not going there yet. Tuberville's job, though, does seem to be hanging be a thread.
"That would be accurate," a source told me Wednesday afternoon.
Tubs has spoken to both AD Jay Jacobs and president Jay Gogue since Monday. But it's clear the school isn't waiting around. It has contacted both Mike Leach and Bobby Petrino. Also, Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp told the school no. Auburn may have contacted Steve Spurrier as well.
At this moment, Auburn's top choices seem to be Petrino and Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson. Petrino might be tough to pry loose from Arkansas. He apparently has a non-compete clause in his contract that could be expensive to get out of.
Russ Campbell, Petrino's agent, said he has not been contacted by Auburn and that his client is not a candidate "for any hypothetical opening" Auburn may have.
Also watch for Florida State's Jimbo Fisher to get a call. He has ties to the school.