Franklin out as Auburn’s offensive coordinator

Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin was relieved of his duties Wednesday halfway through his first season of directing a spread offense that never caught fire. Franklin is no longer on the coaching staff, said an Auburn official.

Head coach Tommy Tuberville told the team 3:30 of the dismissal.
“After evaluating where we are at this point of the season offensively, I felt it was in the best interest of the Auburn football program to make this change,” Tuberville said.

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10/8/08