Report: 'End is near' for Jay Jacobs as Auburn AD
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs is on the way out, according to a report from Auburn’s 247Sports team site, Auburn Undercover, which cited sources that said as much.
It’s just a matter of when.
“Jay Jacobs’ time as Auburn athletic director is on the verge of being over, knowledgeable sources told Auburn Undercover on Wednesday,” the report stated. “The only remaining question is when the announcement will come, the sources said.”
Here’s an excerpt from the report detailing why now may be the right time for Auburn to find a new AD:
“Jacobs’ support has dwindled in the wake of several incidents, starting with the departure of the previous softball staff after allegations of an improper relationship between former associate head coach Corey Myers and a player. That was followed by the stunning arrest of basketball assistant coach Chuck Person on bribery and fraud charges, an accusation that an academic counselor had taken a test for a former player and a lawsuit alleging discrimination filed by a former track coach.”
Jacobs took over as Auburn’s athletics director in January of 2005. In salary and bonuses, Jacobs was paid $1.29 million in the fiscal year ending last June 30, the report noted.
Under his tenure, Auburn has won 11 national championships in a variety of sports — including the 2010 BCS football national championship.