Jacobs, Tuberville Talk About Their Meetings

Comments from athletic director Jay Jacocbs and Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville are featured.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs said on Sunday night that he expects to work out an agreement with AU head football coach Tommy Tuberville.

Jacobs and Tuberville are expected to continue discussions this week on possible changes to the coach's contract that runs through 2011 and other aspects of the Auburn football program. The two met last week on Monday and Tuesday.

"It is great to have a coach that is wanted," Jacobs said. "We have got 15 head coaches. I wish they were all wanted as much as Tommy is.

"There have been a lot of things blowing up, if that is what you call it, but there has never been any doubt in my mind, or Tommy's, he is going to be our coach for many years to come," Jacobs added. "We need to turn attention back to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, but there is no doubt in my mind that is going to be the case."

When asked if he agreed with Jacobs' comments about his continuing to coach the Tigers, Tuberville said, "I concur."

Tommy Tuberville

A TV report from Arkansas last Thursday said that Tuberville would be hired away from Auburn by the University of Arkansas. The station since backed off that report, but talk of Tuberville possibly moving to Fayetteville has continued.

Jacobs said that Arkansas has not asked for permission to discuss that job with the Auburn coach and Tuberville said he had not talked to Razorback officials.

Tuberville and Jacobs made their comments at a teleconference to discuss Auburn's New Year's Eve bowl matchup vs. Clemson.

"Everything is going fine," Tuberville said of his talks with Jacobs. "Everything is going just fine. We are looking forward to the Chick-fil-A Bowl."

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