Former Auburn coach to run for Senate in Alabama

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is reportedly planning a Senate run in Alabama.

Tuberville said Saturday on Twitter that he will challenge Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who took office last year after defeating former Alabama Chief Justice Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreThe 5 most vulnerable senators in 2020 The biggest political upsets of the decade GOP predicts bipartisan acquittal at Trump impeachment trial MORE.

"After more than a year of listening to Alabama’s citizens, I have heard your concerns and hopes for a better tomorrow. I am humbled to announce the next step -- I will be a @GOP candidate for US Senate. I invite you to join my team," Tuberville said.

His Twitter post included a link to a small campaign website, which as of Saturday afternoon listed no campaign positions or endorsements.

Tuberville was previously thought to be considering a bid for governor, CBS Sports reported Saturday.


The former staple of Auburn's football program, who led the team to win the SEC in 2004, is reportedly working with Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPress: It's time to bring back White House briefings Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government Pelosi gets under Trump's skin on impeachment MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE's former White House press secretary, on his upcoming Senate bid according to CBS Sports.

The seat will be up for election in 2020. Jones won a special election for the seat in 2017 by less than a percentage point.