Auburn AD, Tuberville plan further meetings

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville will hold additional meetings with the athletic director following a disappointing 5-7 season and a lopsided loss to archrival Alabama.

Tuberville met Monday with Auburn University President Jay Gogue and athletic director Jay Jacobs.

The school issued a statement afterward saying more meetings are planned between Jacobs and Tuberville to discuss plans for improving the program under Tuberville's leadership.

Similar talks between Jacobs and Tuberville yielded a two-year contract extension for Tuberville last year.

Tuberville's current contract with Auburn continues through 2013 at an average salary of $3.3 million annually.

Auburn would have to pay $6 million to get out the deal.

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