08:23 AM ET 10.31 | Jay Gogue's letter to the Auburn faithful paints an unsettling future not only for Gene Chizik, but also for AD Jay Jacobs. [It's] up to Gogue to provide some leadership to put an end to Auburn's nightmare, and there's some indication that the president with the well-earned reputation of being a hands-off chief executive may be trying to wrap his hands around the situation. It's believed that, behind the scenes, someone on Auburn's behalf has reached out to gauge the interest of a potential candidate to succeed Jacobs as AD in the near future. It's someone who, like Jacobs, is a former Auburn player, but unlike Jacobs, has successfully managed a multimillion-dollar business. That potential candidate is former Auburn kicker Scott Etheridge.