Borges Is Tuberville's Pick As Coordinator

Auburn picks Indiana University offensive coordinator to take over the same role at AU.

Auburn, Ala.--Tommy Tuberville's search for a new offensive coordinator is finished as he has selected Al Borges from Indiana to take over the job.

Borges has 31 years of experience as a high school, college and pro coach. He has been offensive coordinator at Indiana University the past two seasons.

Borges was interviewed at Auburn on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. He was one of four candidates Tuberville brought to campus along with Buddy Geis of Georgia Tech, Shane Montgomery from Miami of Ohio and Rob Spence from Toledo.

Al Borges

"We're extremely excited to have Al join our staff," said Tuberville. "He has been very successful as an offensive coordinator and he has a lot experience on the collegiate level. He shares our philosophy and we look forward to him starting Monday."

Borges came to Indiana after a one-year stop at Cal and before that he was at UCLA.

Prior to his stint at Indiana, Borges spent six seasons coaching in the state of California. He was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at UCLA prior to taking over the same duties at California.

"I am very excited about joining the Auburn coaching staff," said Borges. "I am looking forward to working with this program and developing a successful offensive system."

His first IU team set a school passing record. While at UCLA from 1996-2000, the Bruins won a school-record 20 straight games between 1997 and 1998 and in both seasons, Borges was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year award. He was named Football Coach Quarterly's offensive coordinator of the year in 1997.

Borges helped lead UCLA to three bowl game appearances in five seasons. His 1998 offense set school records for total offense, passing offense and points scored. His 1997 and 1998 offenses averaged 40 points a game.

In 1995, Borges served as the offensive coordinator/quarterback coach at the University of Oregon and helped guide the Ducks to an appearance in the Cotton Bowl. Oregon led the Pac-10 in passing, averaging 263.8 yards per game.

Borges also coached at Boise State (1993-94) and Portland State (1986-92). In 1994, Boise State advanced to the Division I-AA national championship game and Portland State won five Western Football Conference championships and advanced to the Division II national championship game twice during his tenure.

Borges began his coaching career as an assistant at Salinas, Calif., High in 1975. He also coached at Pleasant Valley High School in California before taking his first job in the collegiate level at California as an assistant in 1982.

From 1983-85, Borges served as the offensive coordinator at Diablo Valley College in California and from 1984-85, he was an assistant with the USFL's Oakland Invaders.

A native of Salinas, Borges earned his degree from California State University, Chico in Physical Education in 1981.

Borges' first Indiana team set a school record of 3,020 passing yards and totaled 4,418 using a pair of fifth-year senior QBs who had previously combined to throw for 354 career yards. IU ranked 33rd in the national in total offense that year. For the third time in school history a receiver passed the 1,000-yard mark as Courtney Roby gained 1,039 yards. For the first time in IU history, two receivers, Roby and Glenn Johnson, caught more than 50 passes in a season.

Last season the Hoosier offense slipped to 98th nationally at 321 yards per game. Auburn was 61st nationally in total offense last season averaging 376.2 yards per contest.

Borges Coaching History

2002-2003--Indiana Offensive Coordinator

2001--California Offensive Coordinator

1996-2000--UCLA Offensive Coordinator

1995--Oregon Offensive Coordinator

1993-1994--Boise State Offensive Coordinator

1986-1992--Portland State Offensive

Coordinator 1984-1985--Oakland Invaders (USFL) Assistant Coach

1983-1985--Diablo Valley (CA) Offensive Coordinator

1982--California Assistant Coach

1981--Salinas H.S. (CA) Assistant Coach

1979-1980--Pleasant Valley H.S. (CA) Assistant Coach 1975-1978--Salinas H.S. (CA) Assistant Coach


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