Tuberville Busy With Coordinator Search

Comments from Auburn's head football coach, Tommy Tuberville, are featured on AU's search for a new coaching staff member.

Auburn, Ala.--Back from the national football coaches convention in California, Tommy Tuberville says he has already interviewed multiple candidates for Auburn's open defensive coordinator position on his staff and he is expected to continue the interviews this week.

"I feel like I need a second phone to keep up with all of the calls," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have had more than 25-30 coaches call me and talk about the job, and I am talking about good coaches with impressive backgrounds. That is exciting."

Tuberville says he has already interviewed multiple candidates. "Everybody we have talked to doesn't want their names to get out because they have jobs and their head coaches don't want the names out either," Auburn's head coach says.

Tuberville says that there has been so much interest in the job that some of the interviews are being done by current members of his coaching staff at a variety of locations. "I always try to involve my assistants in the process when we are hiring a coordinator," he says. "My philosophy is that it is better to have the input of four or five coaches in the process than just one.

"If my assistants are impressed with a candidate, he will be somebody I interview," Tuberville notes. "Obviously, if they don't think he is a good fit for the job I won't interview him."

The AU coach returned to Auburn on Tuesday evening from Orange County, Calif., where he was one of thousands of coaches attending the convention.

Tuberville says while it is important to get a replacement for Will Muschamp on board as soon as possible, the most important thing is making sure the Tigers find the right man for the job. Muschamp took a job as defensive coordinator with the University of Texas on Friday after spending two seasons at Auburn.

"I am not sure when we will make a decision on who our new coordinator will be," Tuberville says. "We still have more interviews to do."

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