May 21, 2008
Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville is one of five college football coaches that is participating in a tour visiting military bases throughout the Middle East, May 20-26. The traveling group of 25, which also includes coaches Mark Richt of Georgia, Randy Shannon of Miami (Fla.), Jack Siedlecki of Yale and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame, was at Scott Air Force Base Tuesday before leaving at 4 p.m. for the Middle East.
After spending 16 hours in the air, the group arrived in the Middle East Wednesday. They will return to Andrews Air Force Base on the afternoon of Memorial Day.
The tour is a first of its kind for NCAA football and Armed Forces Entertainment. The college coaches will participate in meet and greets at various bases, as well as coach flag football teams made up of servicemen and women. Additionally, the head coaches will host a symposium, allowing audience members to ask questions.
For more information on the tour, visit www.coachestour2008.com.