No Agreements Yet With AU, Tuberville

This report features and update on talks between Auburn's head football coach and athletic director.

Auburn, Ala.--Reports that Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville and athletic director Jay Jacobs have agreed in principle to extend the coach's contract are not accurate, Auburn University sources have told Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Sources said that a significant amount of progress will have to be made before the university and Tuberville will be at a point to announce a new contract for the coach or plans for upgrades in the football program.

Tuberville met with university president Jay Gogue on and Jacobs on Monday to discuss short-term and long-terms plans to keep the Auburn program competitive with its Southeastern Conference rivals.

On Tuesday the coach met all morning and until 5:30 p.m. with Jacobs. The two have not met on Wednesday, but more discussions are expected in the coming days.

University sources say that Tuberville and Jacobs discussed, at length, upgrades in facilities for the football program, an extension of the head coach's contract and improvements in the contracts for other members of the coaching staff during their meetings on Monday and Tuesday.

Tuberville is finishing his ninth season as head coach of the Tigers and his current contract runs through the 2011 season. Auburn is awaiting word on where they will be playing this bowl season with the most likely destinations being Atlanta for the chick-fil-A Bowl or Tampa for the Outback Bowl.

The coach has posted a 79-33 record at Auburn after improving his mark to 7-2 vs. the Tigers' archrival, Alabama, with a school-record sixth straight victory over the Tide last Saturday night.


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