Tuberville, Auburn bound for Chik-fil-A Bowl

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers apparently have settled two significant issues today: They'll play No. 15 Clemson in the Chik-fil-A Bowl, and coach Tommy Tuberville is staying put.

Beyond that, Tuberville and athletic director Jay Jacobs shed little light on the status of ongoing contract negotiations.

Both, however, said they had not been contacted by Arkansas officials seeking to replace Houston Nutt despite reports last week in Arkansas that Tuberville was close to a deal with the Razorbacks.

Tuberville says everything's going fine and the Tigers are looking forward to the Chik-fil-A Bowl.

Jacobs says he has no doubt that Tuberville will be Auburn's coach "for many years to come." And Tuberville agreed with that statement.

Auburn (8-4) will play Clemson (9-3) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 31st after ending the regular season with a sixth consecutive win over in-state rival Alabama.

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