In the SEC Two Losses Unacceptable

At least at Auburn University it is, after two losses, one to top ranked LSU, the other to ranked Vanderbilt, the “riverboat gambler” fires his offensive coordinator–while the locals are calling for his ouster as well. The success of the Crimson Tide plays into this folks…
From the Orlando Sentinel:

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville fired offensive coordinator Tony Franklin on Wednesday just seven games into his tenure, pulling the plug after the Tigers’ rocky transition to his spread offense.

The 20th-ranked Tigers have struggled offensively all season after entering as the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference Western Division. They have dropped league games to LSU and Vanderbilt after beating Mississippi State by a score of 3-2.

“It hurts. It hurts bad,” Tuberville said after practice Wednesday. “It’s a difficult situation. It’s a difficult thing to do in the middle of the season. My responsibility is to this football team and it always will be. Tony’s a good person. When it all comes down to it, it’s about production. I didn’t think over the last few weeks we were making any progress.”

Tuberville said he made the decision Wednesday morning and told the players before practice.

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