Tommy Tuberville coached Auburn from 1999-2008 and still isn't over Auburn’s Administration not pushing harder to claim that 2004 national title after it was taken from USC. His team went 12-0 in 2004, but were left out of the BCS National Championship Game because preseason Nos. 1 and 2 USC and Oklahoma went undefeated, too. USC then beat the Sooners in the championship game. But, due to NCAA violations, the Trojans’ championship was later vacated.

Tuberville told USA Today...

“What I was disappointed with is we didn’t have the media step up and say, ‘OK, there’s got to be a champion so who is it? It obviously should have been us,” “Oklahoma lost. Maybe they could say it should be split because they played in the game. But Auburn went undefeated.

“They didn’t step up and say anything,” he said. “If it’d been Michigan, if it had been Alabama, there would have been more of a push toward saying, hey they should be named No. 1. But Auburn, for some reason, we never got to first base on it.

“There was no support out of the administration.”

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