In a new released statement, Dooley confirmed that he spoke with Auburn officials.
He stops short, though, of admitting to interviewing with Auburn. He certainly doesn't eliminate that possibility.
Here's the statement:
“Obviously, representatives from Auburn spoke with many people around the annual National Football Foundation event. I was one of the many but any further comment on this matter would be inappropriate at this time.” -- Louisiana Tech head coach/AD Derek Dooley
It's worth repeating that The Birmingham News has reported that Dooley interviewed with Auburn AD Jay Jacobs. I've been unable to confirm that, but it seems very likely that Dooley did, in fact, interview for the job.