The Auburn Tigers had a very public coaching search wrap up recently, with Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin getting the Auburn job.

However, interim coach Kevin Steele was also a top candidate for the job, according to some reports. He’s also been getting the Tigers ready for Friday’s showdown with Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl.

On Thursday morning during his press conference, Steele weighed in on how the search impacted his past couple of weeks at the helm of the program:

Steele and the Tigers are preparing to head to Orlando for the game later on Thursday. Can the Tigers beat a tough Northwestern team before the Bryan Harsin era begins?