November 3rd, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs announced in a letter Friday that he will step down by June 1, 2018, unless a successor is found sooner. “The last several months have been a particularly difficult time,” he wrote. “Across several sports, a series of controversies have arisen. They have begun to take their toll and have raised questions about why Auburn must endure such problems. As I have always done, I have worked my hardest and best to do what is right for Auburn. I believe in Auburn and will fight for Auburn. But as I consider the future and what is best for Auburn, I have prayerfully decided the time has come for me to step aside. Sometimes a new direction and new leadership are helpful in moving beyond current problems.” Jacobs has served as Auburn’s athletic director since 2004, but played football at the university starting in 1981. -Charlotte Carroll, SI, Read More

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