Board president supports Tuberville

Tommy Tuberville’s not running for president, but the Auburn football coach has been involved in one October surprise after another.
The Tigers lost to Vanderbilt for the first time in 53 years. Four days later, Tuberville fired offensive coordinator Tony Franklin.
Three days after that, Auburn lost to Arkansas and Tuberville’s would-be successor from 2003, Bobby Petrino.

Last week, Tuberville shot down rumors about his health and his future at a weekly press conference that was anything but routine. Three days later, Auburn lost a third straight game – at West Virginia – for the first time since 2001.

The continuing drama has raised the question.

Will this spiral end with Tuberville’s dismissal?

al.com
10/29/08