That is why I prefaced my comment with "On the surface". The average Joe doesn't realize this is not a university hire. I know alumni that have received numerous calls surprised that RV is involved. Just passing along what I have heard and how people are perceiving this.
Reading between the lines it sounds like Aune is going to get the start vs UTEP, but is going to have a very tight leash due to Gunnell's encouraging play in camp. If the UTEP game wasn't so massive I wonder if Gunnell would be QB1. I'm sure Littrell is hesitant to hand the reigns over to a brand new QB for a game that very well could decide his fate as our head coach.