Wednesday Dec. 3, 2008
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Tommy Tuberville has stepped down as coach
at Auburn following a disappointing season that culminated in the Tigers' first loss to Alabama in seven years.
Auburn athletic spokesman Kirk Sampson confirms Tuberville's resignation. Tuberville signed a two-year contract extension through 2013 after last season that would pay him about $3.3 million annually.
The current buyout would be some $6 million. Tuberville was 85-40 in 10 seasons at Auburn, including a 13-0 mark in 2004 when the Tigers finished No. 2 in the nation.
But Auburn finished 5-7 this year, ending the worst season in 10 years Saturday with a 36-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama that snapped the Tigers six-game winning streak in the Iron Bowl.
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