Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville has fired
offensive coordinator Tony Franklin seven games into his tenure.
Tuberville said Wednesday he's not satisfied with progress being
made on offense and felt it was best to make a change. He said he
will take a larger role in working with the offense the rest of the
Franklin brought a spread offense to the Tigers that was a big
departure from the more smashmouth style Tuberville had long
It never clicked. Auburn is ranked 104th in total offense and
quarterbacks Kodi Burns and Chris Todd have alternated and are
still battling for the starting job.
Tuberville hired Franklin from Troy last December after firing
Al Borges. Franklin led the offense in the Chick-fil-A Bowl as well
as the first six games this season.