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Franklin, Auburn marriage a 'seven-game failure'

Originally Published: October 23, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville stood in front of his players and staff and said embattled offensive coordinator Tony Franklin had his full support. He declared that the Tigers were sticking with Franklin's no-huddle, spread offense. And anyone who didn't like it was free to leave the program.

The next day, Tuberville fired him.

That's the version of events Franklin gave Wednesday -- a trap-door dismissal just when he thought his head coach was fully ...

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