Tigers Continue Search For Coordinator Position

The article has an update on the search for a new offensive coordinator.

Auburn, Ala.--Tommy Tuberville said on Tuesday evening that he is not ready to announce a decision on his new offensive coordinator.

Auburn's head football coach spent much of his day meeting with Miami of Ohio offensive coordinator Shane Montgomery, whose team was second in the nation in total offense this past season averaging 501.1 yards per contest for the 13-1 Red Hawks.

Montgomery is the second offensive coordinator that Tuberville has brought to the AU campus for an in-depth interview. The first was Rob Spence of Toledo, whose Rockets averaged 462.8 yards per game last season while posting an 8-4 record. Toledo was 11th nationally in total offense.

Shane Montgomery

"The interview went very well," said Tuberville, who added he will probably interview at least one more candidate this week before announcing his decision.

Tuberville notes that he whoever he selects as offensive coordinator needs to be a good fit with his current coaching staff and that is one of the reasons he brought Montgomery in to spend the day with AU coaches and football support staff.

Last week Tuberville noted that he expected to have a new coordinator on board this week. On Tuesday he said that still may be the case, but he hasn't made a decision yet on who will succeed Hugh Nall in that post so he doesn't have an exact day scheduled to complete his search. Nall will continue to coach the offensive line for the Tigers, who are scheduled to start spring drills on Feb. 29th.

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