Tuberville Close to Deal at Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- A newspaper reports that Tommy Tuberville is close to signing a new agreement to remain as Auburn's head football coach.

The article in the Birmingham News says Tuberville and Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs agreed in principal to extend his contract. But other issues still need to be resolved.

Tuberville and Jacobs met yesterday and are scheduled to meet again today.

The 53-year-old Tuberville has led the Auburn football program to a 79-33 record over nine seasons, including a 7-2 mark against Alabama.