Who will replace Jay Jacobs as Auburn's athletic director? If former coach Tommy Tuberville had his way, it'd be him.

Tuberville, who coached Auburn from 1999-2008 and led the program to two SEC West championships and the 2004 SEC title, has officially thrown his hat in the ring to replace Jacobs.

"I would love to help Auburn's athletic program," Tuberville told Mark Heim of WNSP 105.5 in Mobile, Alabama. "I don't think there's anyone more qualified than me. I know it. I know the people. I know the boosters, the alumni. I know the city, the community. I would love to talk to the president, whether I am a candidate or whether I can help."

The school announced that Jacobs will step down on June 1, 2018 or sooner, if a replacement is found before that date. The school is mired in numerous scandals, including in women's softball and the ongoing federal probe into men's college basketball.