The Auburn Tigers are coming off of spring practice and a spring game that showed a lot of positives on both sides of the ball. They return 18 starters as a team and many fans are expecting big things from this young squad this season.
But in the SEC, it's never really about the amount of talent your roster has: it's about the amount of competition you have to play. The Tigers have a few cupcakes on the schedule, but will end up playing several powerhouse teams that have a shot to reach a BCS bowl this season.
This season will tell a lot about the direction that head coach Gene Chizik has this team going in.