Auburn University, which is seeking a replacement for Tommy Tuberville, has asked for and was granted permission to speak with University at Buffalo coach Turner Gill, a source told The Buffalo News on Saturday.
Auburn spoke with UB athletics director Warde Manuel on Friday about Gill, who led the Bulls to the Mid-American Conference championship with an upset victory over No. 12 ranked Ball State at Ford Field. It is not clear when Gill will interview for the position, the source said. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson and Florida State offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher and believed to be the leading candidates.