Dec. 4, 2007
Auburn, Ala. -
Auburn has extended Coach Tommy Tuberville's contract for an additional two years, and added an increase of $200,000 annually, though the 2013 season announced Athletics Director Jay Jacobs Tuesday. The extension of the contract makes it a six-year agreement, worth an average of 3.3 million annually.
"We're very pleased with the success, hard work and efforts of Coach Tuberville and his staff," Jacobs said. "Tommy and I worked patiently though this process and did what was best for Auburn. He has not only achieved success with a winning program, but has student-athletes that graduate and represent Auburn in the finest manner."
In nine years at Auburn, Tuberville has led the program to a 79-33 mark, including an 8-4 record in 2007. Under Tuberville, Auburn has made eight consecutive bowl appearances and posted a 41-9 mark since 2004, which is the seventh-best record among Football Bowl Subdivision teams during that span.
"I'm very appreciative for this extension and look forward to continuing the success that we've established at Auburn," Tuberville said. "Auburn University is a great institution and we have an outstanding athletics department. We look forward to being at Auburn for a long time.
"I'd like to thank the best college football fans in the country, the Auburn fans and the Auburn family for their support and patience over the last few weeks," Tuberville said. "Myself and the entire coaching staff are excited about the past, present and especially the future of Auburn football."
Since 2000, Auburn is tied for the best league record in the Southeastern Conference with a 48-17 mark. Tuberville led Auburn to a 17-10 victory over Alabama in its last game, extending the Tigers winning streak in the series to a school-record six games.
Auburn faces Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.