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Not a candidate to replace Franklin, Ensminger to run offense for rest of '08

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn assistant coach Steve Ensminger will run the offense the rest of the season.

Coach Tommy Tuberville said Thursday that Ensminger won't be a candidate to replace Tony Franklin as offensive coordinator. Tuberville fired Franklin six games into his first season with the 20th-ranked Tigers on Wednesday.

Ensminger is Auburn's inside receivers coach and will work from the press box. A former LSU quarterback, he had coaching stints with Georgia, Texas A&M, Clemson and Louisiana Tech.

Tuberville hired Ensminger initially to work with the quarterbacks. He handled playcalling duties under offensive coordinator Hugh Nall for the 2003 season, but the offense struggled.