DESTIN, Fla. — Auburn coach Gene Chizik suggested today at the SEC spring meetings he is open to accepting a transfer quarterback this season.
Former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson, who has one year of eligibility remaining, visited Auburn last week. Chizik was asked if he was receptive to taking a transfer quarterback for 2011.
“When it comes to the recruiting part of it, my job as the head coach at Auburn is to make sure we’re going to develop our roster the best way we see fit to help Auburn win,” Chizik said. “So as we go down the recruiting road, whoever gives us that opportunity to win at Auburn — whether it’s a junior college transfer or high school (player) or whoever we feel fits the bill to continuously improve Auburn’s football team to give us a chance to compete for a championship — then obviously that’s my job and I”m for it.”
NCAA rules don’t allow Chizik to talk specifically about Wilson, who is currently playing minor-league baseball. Chizik did not say when a decision would have to be made to bring in a transfer for 2011.
“If we evaluate everything and at that particular time, whenever it would be, if we feel like it would be an opportunity for someone to help our football team, then we’d be all for it,” he said. “But no, we have not had