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Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Alumni board seeks resignation of AU officials in coach search
The Associated Press
12/3/2003, 4:31 p.m. CT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Auburn Alumni Association's board has asked Gov. Bob Riley to demand the resignation of the university president and others involved in a clandestine trip to Kentucky in search of a new football coach.

"This is just not the way the Auburn people do business," Ralph Jordan Jr., a member of the board of directors, said Wednesday. [...]

"We've gotten hundreds of e-mails, faxes, phone calls and letters since all of this story started materializing a week ago Tuesday from alumni and supporters of Auburn who are quite honestly amazed (and) disgusted," Jordan said.

Jordan's father, Ralph "Shug" Jordan, is the last Auburn coach to leave on his own terms, retiring in 1975 after 25 years. A spokesman said the governor's office had not yet received the letter Wednesday afternoon.

The alumni board called for an investigation to determine who was involved in the Louisville trip and the formation of a search committtee to replace Walker, but didn't name any other targeted officials. Trustees Byron Franklin and Earlon McWhorter made the trip on a plane owned by Lowder's Colonial Bank.[...]
Speaking as a Life Member of the Alumni Association, I concur wholeheartedly, although I think I would amend Mr. Jordan's first statement to say that this is 'not the way Auburn people SHOULD do business'. The sad fact is that such garbage has been allowed to go on for a long time.

In any event, here's a link to the Association's press release.

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