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Auburn Has Reportedly "Laid The Groundwork" To Move On From AD Jay Jacobs

A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jay Jacobs' days as Auburn's AD could be numbered.

According to a report from AL.com, Auburn has "laid the groundwork" to move on from AD Jay Jacobs. The publication notes that Jacobs wasn't expected to retain his job after football season, but recent scandals have "accelerated" the process.

The decision comes in the wake of the FBI's investigation into college basketball, which implicated an Auburn assistant men's basketball coach.

Here's more:

Auburn's president and board of trustees have laid the groundwork to end Jay Jacobs' tenure as athletics director, AL.com has learned. Unless the leadership changes its current position, which it discussed in a conference call this week, the only variables are who will replace Jacobs and when the transition will take place.

It's unclear which direction the school will turn to fill the void.

Jacobs, who walked onto the Auburn football team back in 1982, worked for the school for 20 years before taking the job back in 2004.