After the Birmingham News submitted a records request for information on any NCAA violations that Auburn's infamous Tiger Prowl might have generated, the school turned it down because Tiger Prowl itself is being investigated by the NCAA. The Tiger Prowl was something Gene Chizik and his staff instituted in 2009 to allow the coaches to tour various high schools together. That year they used limos; in 2010 they used a festively decorated bus. The NCAA enacted a rule banning schools from sending more than two coaches to a high school in an evaluation period in April 2010, putting the kibosh on the event. The school issued this statement to the News: "The NCAA is not reviewing Tiger Prowl as individual violations. They are reviewing the entire event as a whole. Therefore, the investigative phase of this event is still on-going and we are currently working with the NCAA."