GAME DAY, Auburn vs. Alabama
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It's time to start speculating. Dennis Franchione has stepped down at Texas A&M, meaning Tommy Tuberville's name now will be all over the place until he either re-ups with Auburn or gets a job offer from the Aggies. Here are what some Texas (and one national) publications are reporting this hour:
SI.com's Stewart Mandel
HIGHLIGHT POINT: "It remains to be seen whether Tuberville is seriously interested in the job -- which seems like a lateral move, at best -- or is simply using it as leverage to land his own Nick Saban-like contract at Auburn."
HIGHLIGHT POINT: "But speculation for weeks has strong mutual interest existing between Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville and Texas A&M."
Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News
HIGHLIGHT POINT: Barely mentions Tuberville.
It's a pretty frenzied environment here in the (fully loaded) press box. As you'd expect, there's a lot of chatter about Tuberville's next move. He'll meet with school administrators on Sunday or Monday to have The Talk. I'm looking for athletic director Jay Jacobs right now to see if any schools have inquired. He also may provide some scheduling insight.