Auburn Football: 7 Things Holding the Tigers Back from a BCS Bid

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Auburn Football: 7 Things Holding the Tigers Back from a BCS Bid
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The Auburn Tigers enter the 2012 season with high hopes appearing to be just a few steps away from a BCS bid. When Gene Chizik took over the Tigers' program in 2009, 2012 was expected to be a good year. The Tigers would be in their fourth year under Chizik with a host of quality talent on the roster.

As the Tigers prepare to enter the 2012 spring training session, there are numerous questions that will need to be addressed or the hopes for success could be shattered quickly. Auburn has a lot of returning talent, but questions at key offensive positions leave the Tigers looking for answers as soon as possible.

The Tigers also have two new coordinators and a lack of proven leadership. Add to that the gauntlet that is the SEC and it is no easy task making it to the one guaranteed BCS bid that the conference carries. Auburn has a lot to figure out before they are BCS worthy and without answers to these seven problems, the Tigers will be struggling to rest at the top.

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