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Former Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville Considering Running For Governor

He's considering getting into politics.

Former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville is reportedly considering running for governor in Alabama in 2018.

CBS Sports took a deep dive into his potential run:

“I think Tommy would stand a slugger’s chance of getting elected,” said Steve French, a former political consultant in Alabama.

There is an ongoing statewide phone poll being conducted involving about 50,000 people that will sway him. In a week or two, Tuberville is likely to make a go or no-go decision.

“Everybody wants non-politicians now,” said a person from his camp. “Eighty-percent of it is name recognition.”

Tuberville, 62, is currently out of coaching. He led Cincinnati football's program from 2013-16. He was at Auburn from 1999-2008, winning 10-plus games twice and finishing 13-0 in 2004.

[CBS Sports]