Lowder out at AU; a foreshadowing of NCAA woes?

SI.com is reporting tonight that Bobby Lowder is leaving the Auburn University Board of Trustees.

Despite receiving a 3-2 vote from the Auburn Board of Trustees selection committee, the embattled banker is apparently walking way from his powerful grip on the university he loves. Lowder had served on the board since his appointment in 1983 from then Alabama Governor George Wallace.

There will be more on this story, no doubt, but with multiple NCAA clouds looming in Lee County, is this decision a preemptive strike by a program being sized up by the NCAA? Is it just a weary figure wanting to pull a Johnny Carson, or is it a foreshadowing of coming storms down on the plains?

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