"Step Into My Office, Tony..."
No, I'm not talking about the famed fretless bassist of White Snake. Auburn's OC is SOL.
Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin was relieved of his duties Wednesday halfway through his first season of directing a spread offense that never caught fire. Franklin is no longer on the coaching staff, said an Auburn official.Head coach Tommy Tuberville told the team 3:30 of the dismissal.
"After evaluating where we are at this point of the season offensively, I felt it was in the best interest of the Auburn football program to make this change," Tuberville said. "I'm not satisfied with where we are and I am personally going to take a larger role with the offense the remainder of the season. We are going to work harder than ever to make sure we consistently improve as we move forward."
This should be interesting. Tuberville, the defensive-minded coach from way back, is gonna be "taking a more active roll in the offense." CEO Tuberville hasn't taken an active roll in anything actually football related in years. What will all those "spread" recruits think about the new Tubby offense?
Crazy! I don't know, I'm sure it's just some wild, baseless rumor. I feel like somebody just told me that Clay Aiken is gay.
a classic and classy photo from The Birmingham News