Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Borges resigns

The following from Auburn University on Tuesday:


AUBURN --- Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges has resigned, announced Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville.
Borges served as Auburn’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since February 13, 2004.
“Al did a good job for us during his tenure and we appreciate everything that he did for Auburn,” Tuberville said. “We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
A 1981 California State University, Chico graduate, Borges’ offense led the Southeastern Conference in scoring in 2004 and 2005. This season, Auburn was ninth in the SEC in scoring offense and10th in total offense, averaging 24.3 points per game and 327.8 yards per contest.
“Al and I discussed this during the last week, and, after a decision was made, I began looking for a new offensive coordinator,” Tuberville said. “We hope to have someone on board in the near future.”

The school also released this statement from Borges: "After speaking with Coach Tuberville for the better part of 20 minutes, it became increasingly clear that Auburn needed a new offensive coordinator."

It looks like Auburn will hire Troy's Tony Franklin to replace Borges, signaling a move to the spread offense. An announcement is expected by Friday.
Also, Bobby Petrino reportedly resigned as the Atlanta Falcons head coach Tuesday, and reports have him headed to Arkansas. That means Auburn likely keeps defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.
More in Wednesday's Star.

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