Tony Franklin considers consulting business

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - His time at Auburn behind him, fired Tigers offensive coordinator Tony Franklin is thinking about getting back into the business side of football.

Franklin was forced to sell his interest in his consulting firm on running an offense when he left Troy for Auburn.

But Franklin said he is considering a move back into the business following his firing at Auburn.

Speaking in an interview published Thursday by the Mobile Press-Register, Franklin said he remains "befuddled" by what happened at Auburn.

Franklin was mostly complimentary of head coach Tommy Tuberville.

But Franklin said he should have known Tuberville would be more loyal to his long-term assistant coaches than to a new offensive coordinator.

Franklin was fired after the Vanderbilt loss because of Auburn's struggles with his modified spread offense.

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