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Tuberville: Texas A&M Has Not Come Calling

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Still savoring an Iron Bowl victory, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville says he has not been contacted by Texas A&M officials seeking to hire a new coach, and doesn't expect them to come calling.

Tuberville meets athletic director Jay Jacobs to open talks that could lead to a contract extension.

He's savoring the 23rd-ranked Tigers' 17-10 victory over Alabama and conducting other important business.

In a conference call with reporters, Tuberville says it's been a long year, and it's kind of the "day after." He says he's tired but went to a toy store yesterday to buy a new game for his son Troy's PlayStation.

Tuberville's future at Auburn remained a hot topic a day after he and the Tigers (8-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) beat the Crimson Tide (6-6, 4-4) for a school-record sixth consecutive year.

The Aggies are seeking a replacement for Dennis Franchione, who stepped down on Friday.

As for bowl prospects, Tuberville and the Tigers survived an up-and-down season that began with a 1-2 start and now appears destined to end in either the Chik-fil-A Bowl or the Outback Bowl.

He thinks the Cotton Bowl will select Arkansas, which has a Heisman Trophy candidate in tailback Darren McFadden and is fresh from an upset of then-No. 1 LSU. That leaves the other two bowls as the likeliest destinations.

He says they are both good games.

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