Tuberville Recovering Well After Appendectomy

Gulf Breeze, Fla.--Tommy Tuberville's vacation was interrupted on Wednesday with a surgical procedure.

The Auburn University head football coach had an appendectomy at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze while spending time in the Florida Panhandle. Tuberville said he was feeling good after the operation.

"The surgery went well, and I'm looking forward to a speedy recovery," he said. "I am glad that I was able to get the procedure done now before we get into the full swing of the football season."

Tuberville's Tigers will begin preseason drills in August following an 11-2 2006 season. The coach, who is beginning his ninth season at Auburn, has a 71-29 mark at AU and is 95-49 overall including four years at Ole Miss.

Tuberville, who has led the Tigers to seven consecutive bowl trips, is fifth in Auburn history in total victories, trailing only Shug Jordan (176), Pat Dye (99) and Mike Donahue (99).

In 1994, the coach's unbeaten Tigers won 13 games, the most of any team in Auburn history.

While coaching the Tigers, Tuberville has won the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, FCA, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Walter Camp and Schutt Sports national coach of the year awards.

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