Ensminger to run AU offense rest of season

AUBURN, AL - One day after Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin was fired from his position the University is announcing a tempory replacement.

Auburn assistant coach Steve Ensminger will run the offense the rest of the season.

Though Ensminger will take over for the rest of the season Coach Tommy Tuberville said Thursday that won't be a candidate to replace Tony Franklin as offensive coordinator.

Tuberville fired Franklin six games into his first season with the 20th-ranked Tigers on Wednesday.

Ensminger is Auburn's inside receivers coach. He will work from the press box and communicate with Tuberville about plays.

Ensminger is a former LSU quarterback who had coaching stints with Georgia, Texas A&M, Clemson and Louisiana Tech.

Tuberville hired Ensminger initially to work with the quarterbacks.

He handled playcalling duties under offensive coordinator Hugh Nall for the 2003 season, but the offense struggled.