Tony Franklin Fired

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville has fired
offensive coordinator Tony Franklin seven games into his tenure.

Tuberville said Wednesday he's not satisfied with progress being
made on offense and felt it was best to make a change. He said he
will take a larger role in working with the offense the rest of the

Franklin brought a spread offense to the 20th-ranked Tigers
(4-2) that was a big departure from the more smashmouth style
Tuberville had long favored.

It never clicked. Auburn is ranked 104th in total offense and
quarterbacks Kodi Burns and Chris Todd have alternated and are
still battling for the starting job.

Tuberville hired Franklin from Troy last December after firing
Al Borges.