October 29, 2008

BOT president, AD express support

With speculation continuing to run rampant, at least one major Auburn player publicly threw his support behind Tommy Tuberville Wednesday.

Birmingham developer Paul Spina, President Pro Tempore of the Board of Trustees, told the Birmingham News that he intends to fight for Tuberville to remain as Auburn's head football coach.

"I think Tommy made a couple of staff mistakes, and I'm going to fight for him to have the opportunity to correct those mistakes," Spina told the News. "Tommy deserves that opportunity, and I'll fight for him to have that opportunity to remain the head football coach at Auburn University.

"I think Tommy is good for Auburn. Given the opportunity, I think he can continue to be good for Auburn."

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs also issued a statement Wednesday.

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