Tuberville bought out at Auburn

By Bart Doan  |   Wednesday, December 03, 2008  |  Comments( 5 )

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Sources inside the Auburn University athletic department have confirmed that head football coach Tommy Tuberville has been bought out of his contract, one that was extended to seven years last offseason. Auburn gave Tuberville seven extra years because he and Arkansas were reportedly interested in each other after last season.

Tuberville signed a contract extension before the 2005 season originally. Coming into this season, he carried a record of 105-53 but fell victim to lack of staff cohesion after firing both coordinators after last year. He finished 5-7 this year, including a 36-0 blowout loss to rival Alabama; it was the Tigers' first loss to the Crimson Tide in seven years.

It has been mentioned that the Tigers intend to probe the interest of Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who was named “coach in waiting” behind Mack Brown two weeks ago as interest began to come his way with regards to the Auburn and Clemson jobs. Muschamp was previously with Auburn as an assistant under Tuberville, whose buyout is reportedly around $6 million.
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