You know, I really questioned his decision to attend Auburn then and I'm not just saying it because of this article. WHat was he thinking???? » More From Today's Mobile Register Auburn Football Jacobs moves to tight end After brief stint at linebacker, former running back makes move to his third position for shot at next level 02/07/04 By BRENT SCHROTENBOER Sports Reporter As the Auburn football team continued its search for a new offensive coordinator, head coach Tommy Tuberville has added a new weapon to go with his new coach and new offensive system. From Our Advertiser Brandon Jacobs, Auburn's second-leading rusher last season with 446 yards, will move to tight end for spring practice, starting Feb. 29. After his practice run at linebacker in December, the move is designed to maximize his physical tools as he prepares to market himself for the NFL in 2005. "He's just looking for a place to play," Tuberville said. "We weren't going to leave him at running back with Ronnie (Brown) and Carnell (Williams). He wants to get on the field, and the NFL people are telling him he needs to play a position he can play in the NFL." Two positions mentioned by NFL talent evaluators were tight end and defensive end. Jacobs, a senior-to-be, now will compete for time at tight end with returning junior Cooper Wallace and returning sophomore Cole Bennett. If he had moved back to running back, he would have had to compete with more of the same logjam as last year: starters Williams and Brown, along with backups Tre Smith, Carl Stewart, freshman Brad Lester and freshman Jerald Watson. Though he was once considered a blue-chip running back prospect, the 6-foot-4 Jacobs moved to linebacker in December to find more playing time. He grew frustrated at that position early on but will now work to learn a new role in time to finish his Auburn tenure productively. Jacobs could not be reached for comment Friday. He'll learn his new position under a new offensive coordinator, possibly Rob Spence, who spent more time in Auburn Friday morning before returning home to Toledo. Spence, Toledo's offensive coordinator, has interviewed for the job vacated by Hugh Nall, who remains as Auburn's offensive line coach.