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Former Auburn coach adjusting to new role with University

August 29, 2006

Albany - Auburn Tiger fans in southwest Georgia are ready for the Tigers season opener Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium against Washington State.

It will the first game in 25 years where Joe Whitt will not be coaching the linebackers for the Tigers.

Whitt got out of coaching earlier this year and now works for the Auburn Athletic Department in their fundraising unit Tigers Unlimited.

Which is raising money to improve educational and athletic opportunities at Auburn.

Whitt says his new job will bring him to south Georgia alot in the near future.

Joe Whitt said "I am proud to say that are people are really supporting our campaign. We have a capital campaign going on and not just football and athletics. We have a major campaign at Auburn University, $500 million campaign for all schools of the University."

Auburn and Washington State will start at 7:45 p.m. Saturday night.

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