I just read your column on Auburn to be bold and hire Bobby Petrino for
our vacant coaching position. I don't know your connections to Auburn and
suspect you don't have any. Auburn is a very prominent and established
University of the highest standards and character. It is bordered by a
small conservative southern town.
I am a graduate of Auburn University and a faithful supporter and fan for
more than 30 years. I seethe at the thought of hiring the most despicable
coach and man in all of recent college football history. He is nothing more
than a disrespectful lying coward. Not only did he have an illicit affair
with a student intern and hire her into a university job with state funded
money. He then tried covering it all up and lying about it to his Athletic
department until the real truth was discovered. We all know the story.
But worst of all, he was poised to backstab our football team and program,
when at the drop of a hat,Tommy Tuberville, his past employer, was having
a difficult season. He didn't even have the decency to address his Falcon
football team with his decision to leave when he high-tailed it to Arkansas.
He left a written notice taped to the player's lockers. Real leadership, huh!
Auburn does not need to sell their soul to the devil to attain a winning
football team. If they hire him, I will completely dis-associate myself from the
Auburn football program. I completely disagree with you and your column on
this matter. I also wish that "passerby's" would just keep their mouths shut
about issues that they don't have any business getting involved in.
Michael T. Forchette
COMM 478 222-0286 / Cell 478 919-3033