Auburn President Jay Gogue has offered his thoughts on the football program under Bryan Harsin’s leadership, and did so in a statement to the board of trustees.

“I just want you to know we’re involved in trying to separate fact from fiction. We’ll keep you posted and make the appropriate decision at the right time,” Gogue said, per Tom Green of

Harsin has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks following a host of departures from his program, including some 20 players and 5 coaches.

An ESPN report noted that Auburn administrators are looking into why those people left, and if there are any trends to emerge.

Upper administration officials at Auburn, including executive vice president and chief operating officer Lt. Gen. Ron Burgess, have conducted interviews with some of the people exiting, sources told ESPN. At the root of the inquiry, sources told ESPN, is the overall volatility in the program and Harsin’s treatment of players and assistant coaches.

“It all gets back to people and the way they were mistreated,” one source told ESPN. “There’s a reason so many people have left. You just don’t see that many people at one school leave, not in one year. It’s a mess.”

There has been a mixed reaction among players to Harsin, and these reports and rumors of the climate at Auburn.