Their tool? A white Hummer stretch limousine with Auburn decals and flags that has escorted the assistants across the state this week.
Due to NCAA rules, the coaches cannot have contact with student athletes, however through meetings with coaches, the element of visibility is still achieved.
Today, the Tiger Prowl — as it has been dubbed — continues into the Birmingham area one day after stopping in the Auburn and Montgomery. The luxurious tour began Monday in Mobile.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik has said since he was hired that he planned to get Auburn back into the in-state recruiting picture. Chizik hasn't been a part of the limo effort because head coaches aren't allowed to recruit during this time period, but his assistants have certainly gained some attention, even nationally. ESPN's Pardon the Interruption mentioned the limo on its Wednesdy program.
The Tigers currently have four commits for next year — offensive lineman Shon Coleman, linebacker Jake Holland, athlete Shaun Kitchens and kicker Cody Parkey. Apparently the coaches are making good on their plans of competing against rival Alabama, which has dominated in-state recruiting since coach Nick Saban came onto the job in 2006.
Auburn has some pressing needs in terms for the coming season and will need immediate help at offensive line, linebacker, defensive line and possibly quarterback for the 2010 season.