AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville told listeners to his weekly radio show that fans "don't need to panic or anything" amid reports that he could bolt to Arkansas to replace Houston Nutt.
He made the comments on the show, which aired last night but was recorded previously.
Auburn sports publicist Kirk Sampson said Arkansas has not contacted Auburn seeking permission to speak with Tuberville about the Razorback job.
Tuberville is in Arkansas on a previously planned hunting trip and is scheduled to return to Auburn today. He is in talks with Auburn about a contract extension.
Athletic director Jay Jacobs said Auburn has agreed to lengthen the coach's contract, but declined to discuss details.
On the radio show, Tuberville said some changes are needed at Auburn, which he said needs a plan to improve its facilities.
Houston Nutt was named head coach at Ole Miss this week after quitting at Arkansas.
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