Tuberville Denies Interest In Vacant LSU Job

<b>Tommy Tuberville</b>

New Orleans, La.--Tommy Tuberville says that reports that he is interested in the now vacant head coaching position at LSU are not accurate.

Auburn's head football coach, who last week agreed to a contract extension at Auburn after talks with interim president Dr. Ed Richardson, is arriving in New Orleans on Monday with other members of his coaching staff to begin preparations for the Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl game vs. Virginia Tech.

"I am not interested in any other positions," Tuberville said on Monday afternoon. "I have agreed in principle to a new contract with Auburn. I look forward to many more years at Auburn. This is the best coaching job in America."

Tuberville added that he hopes to have a signed contract with Auburn as soon as possible, but noted that it takes time for the lawyers to prepare the legal documents before the contract is ready to sign.

Tuberville will meet with his coaching staff on Monday night in New Orleans to go over details of the bowl trip. His players will report to New Orleans by Tuesday evening and begin practices on Wednesday morning at the Louisiana SuperDome.

Auburn, 12-0 overall, will take on a Virginia Tech team that comes to New Orleans on an eight-game winning streak. Auburn is the Southeastern Conference champion. Virginia Tech is the Atlantic Coast Conference champion in its first season in that league.

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