Coach Tuberville Likely to Stay at Auburn

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says he hasn't been contacted by Texas A and M representatives requesting permission to interview Tigers coach Tommy Tuberville. However, Jacob said Saturday he plans to meet with the coach about it over the next few days.

Jacobs reiterated that Tuberville's their guy and said he doesn't think the coach will leave despite persistent reports that Texas A and M would pursue him to replace Dennis Franchione.

Franchione resigned after the Aggies' win over Texas Friday.

Jacobs says the meeting hasn't been set and depends on Tuberville's "recruiting calendar."

Tuberville spent one season as the Aggies' defensive coordinator in 1994. He said earlier in the week that he planned to stay at Auburn "as long as they want us here."

It would cost $6 million to buy him out of the seven-year, $18 million deal he signed after the Tigers went 13 and 0 in 2004. Tuberville is making $2.6 million this season.

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