It may be hard to find a coach willing to compete in ultra-tough SEC

Back in October, Tommy Tuberville sat in his office in the Auburn football complex, at a round table near his desk. It was not long after offensive coordinator Tony Franklin was fired.
Tuberville displayed a pile of letters and notes. They were recommendations and requests, inquiring about the vacancy.

“It’s amazing what happens,” he said, “when you have a job open.”
We’re about to see just how amazing it can all become.
There is, you may have heard, a job open at Auburn.
It’s not surprising that Tuberville is gone. Yet it is amazing.
The saga may unfold that this was indeed a mutual decision. It’s being spun as a “resignation.” After 10 years, maybe it was time to part ways. Maybe both sides had grown weary with each other.

al.com
12/4/08