Tommy Tuberville has his eyes set on the Auburn athletic director position and he’s not afraid to give his pitch for the job which will open on June 1, 2018 when Jay Jacobs steps down.
Auburn is a familiar place to Tuberville, who coached the Tigers from 1999-2008. During his time as head coach, Tubervile compiled an overall record of 85-40.
Tuberville expressed his interest in the job during a radio interview on Thursday.
“I would love to help Auburn’s athletic program,” Tuberville said on 105.5 FM, via Mark Heim of AL.com. “I don’t think there’s anyone more qualified than me. I know it. I know the people. I know the boosters, the alumni. I know the city, the community. I would love to talk to the president, whether I am a candidate or whether I can help.”
Tuberville has a good point due to his familiarity with the program and it will be interesting to see if he gets a shot to lead Auburn athletics.
Jacobs announced his resignation in a letter to donors last week. His time in Auburn comes to an end with plenty of scandal, including multiple lawsuits against former coaches including basketball assistant Chuck Persons, who was charged by the FBI in its ongoing investigation into corruption and fraud in college basketball.