Coach Petrino has been mentioned as a candidate for the job should it become available. I have made no decision and am considering my options. This visit was a part of that process.
I was accompanied by Athletic Director David Housel and, at my request, Earlon McWhorter, President Pro Tem of the Board of Trustees and Byron Franklin, a member of the Board who has played college and professional football and knows the game as well as anyone. No one else went with us.
I am continuing to evaluate the football program, my goals for that program and options that may be available to me and Auburn University.