UPDATE: 6:50 p.m.: Auburn makes it official with a release. Says Tuberville decided to step aside; however, here is the MONEY portion of the statement: “The buyout portion of Tuberville’s contract will be fulfilled, from which no state or university funds will be used. All assistant and contractual staff will be paid according to their respective contracts.”

UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: More details emerge. (Embeded at bottom of post. scroll down to see latest from the O-A News.) ALSO, Auburn suffers first decommit….developing.

UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: Fallout
Jay G. Tate has a very interesting report on his blog; the post chronicles a radio caller who claimed to be the wife of an Auburn assistant coach.

“My husband was sitting in Maryland in the Cotton’s home. This is how Auburn runs things. This is going to hurt recruiting. All the coaches are on the road. They knew they were going to do this. You do it right — you tell them don’t leave out, don’t go on the road. Let the families know first. This is how Auburn runs things — just like they did in 03.”

Tate has more of the call on his blog.

AL.COM reporting Tommy Tuberville is out as Auburn’s head football coach.
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