Dennis Covington of Birmingham showed in 1995 that he belongs on the top shelf of writers of creative nonfiction with the publication of Salvation on Sand Mountain. Covington's readers have been looking forward to Redneck Riviera for almost nine years now, and, sad to say, they will be disappointed.
Auburn, AL – The university announced his resignation this afternoon. Walker had come under fire for his handling of a search for a new football coach.
Walker says he hopes his resignation will give Auburn a fresh start.
Walker's resignation came just two days after he met with Gov. Bob Riley to discuss problems facing Auburn. One of those problems was Auburn being placed on probation by an independent accrediting agency. He also had come under fire for his clandestine search for a new football coach.