Busy Travel Week for AU's Tuberville

A report is featured on Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville is hitting the road on Thursday for a brief hunting trip before getting back to work on Friday.

The coach and Auburn Athletic Director, Jay Jacobs, discussed a contract extension and other items of interest to Tuberville on Monday and Tuesday. However, no agreement was reached.

More talks are expected next week as Tuberville seeks to gain commitments from AU officials for short-term and long-term facilities upgrades for the football program as well as improvements in contracts for his coaching staff.

Tuberville has not spoken publically on that subject this week, but did tape a segment on Thursday morning before leaving Auburn with AU Network play by play man Rod Bramblett in which he mentions that subject while also discussing his team's sixth straight victory over archrival Alabama.

The coach and AU football staff members Eddie Gran, Steve Ensminger and Andy Lutz are will be hunting for trophy bucks at a private preserve near West Helena, Ark., on Thursday and early Friday. Later on Friday Tuberville, Gran and Ensminger are expected to be on the road scouting prospects at high school state playoff games.

After finishing with the scouting, Tuberville is expected to travel to New York City for awards ceremonies at the National Football Foundation events. While in New York the coach is expected to learn where his Tigers will be spending the bowl season.

The most likely bowl destinations are in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome to face an ACC opponent or at the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day to play Wisconsin of the Big 10, an opponent the Tigers defeated 28-14 in the Music City Bowl following the 2003 season and lost to 24-10 at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando following the 2005 season.


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