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Tubs out?

Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:07 pm
Edited on: December 3, 2008 5:19 pm

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. 

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Auburn

Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:26 pm

Tubs out?

Auburn is seriously stretching for guys if they are looking to Petrino (Just started at Arkansas), Steve Spurrier(who has said he wasn't leaving SC over and over, but I guess stranger things have happened), and two coaches in waiting like Fisher and Muschamp, then I think they are in trouble. If I were them I would look at Charlie Strong of Florida. The guy has been around for 10 years and hasn't had his shot yet. If they don't want to do that then they could always get ol' Sly Croom and Tubbs can go to Miss. State. Ha. That would be awesome.

Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:22 pm

Tubs out?

i couldn't agree more, we just had to wait one more year!

Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:20 pm

Tubs out?

I would crack up if he went to Miss. State. If he did, he would be passed around the SEC more than any coach I can remember.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:20 pm

Tubs out?

Wish Tubbs would come to Aggieland. God we could use him.

Since: Aug 19, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:18 pm

Petrino, you got to be kidding me

I can't believe Auburn is going to even consider Petrino for the 2nd time.  Why would you want anyone who prefers hopping from one job to another.  I wouldn't feel at all bad for Arkansas as they knew what they were getting into.  How about Mike Nolan, another fired NFL coach.  Lane Kiffin got the job at Tennessee, and Nolan has far more experience and should compete well in recruiting.  I mean he wears that suit on the field, what football recruits' mom doesn't love that.  Nolan to Auburn, lets start the chant!

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:15 pm

Tommy T to MSU?

i have been hear that all day...any truth to it?

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