In the wake of my Wednesday report that confirmed NCAA investigators were in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Monday to investigate Auburn’s recruiting tactics of two former Thiboudaux High School players, Auburn football coach Gene Chizik was asked during an appearance on WJOX-FM in Birmingham on Friday if Auburn had received a Preliminary Letter of Inquiry (PLOI) from the NCAA.
(NCAA investigating Thibodaux’s Sean Nelson about role with Auburn recruits)
WJOX-FM’s Al DelGreco: “There’s a lot of speculation going on around Thibodaux, Louisiana, and some recruiting stuff down there, but apparently there has been no official letter of inquiry sent to Auburn. Is there any way you can clarify any of that information for us? Where that stands?“
Chizik: “No Al, I’m not at liberty to talk through any of that situation at this time.”
DelGreco: “But there has not been a letter of inquiry?”
Chizik: “Um, not that I am aware of. No.”
For more details on Monday’s NCAA investigation of the recruiting tactics of Auburn with Thibodaux High School recruits Trovon Reed and Greg Robinson, here’s my original report and an account sent to me today by former Thibodaux High School coach Dennis Lorio revealing what he was asked during an interview with NCAA investigators.