Franklin may be gone, but the spread is staying

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville called it a “gut feeling” in explaining why he would fire Tony Franklin on Wednesday, only a day after voicing support for his embattled first-year offensive coordinator.
It doesn’t make a lot of sense. But given the way things have gone for Auburn’s offense this season, it’s probably par for the course.
Here’s something else that’s a bit odd: Franklin is gone, but Tuberville said the spread offense is staying. Franklin was hired away from Troy last December to bring his no-huddle, spread attack to Auburn after Tuberville fired offensive coordinator Al Borges. Tuberville’s rationale was that the Tigers had become stagnant on offense and needed a change.