Tuberville addresses health, job rumors

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville took aim at some rumors that have circulated about his health and his job situation recently.

He said Monday that contrary to talk, he has not had a stroke and received a clean bill of health on a physical three months ago.

Tuberville also denied speculation that he is tired of coaching, said he hasn't negotiated a contract settlement and that he is as fired up as ever.

Tuberville addressed the rumors in his opening comments during Monday's news conference.

He said they have prompted calls and e-mails.

The Tigers visit West Virginia Thursday night after a disappointing 4-3 start.

Tuberville said athletic director Jay Jacobs has been very supportive.

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