The Auburn football team has been woeful defensively under Gene Chizik, but there are changes brewing on the Plains that should breed different results starting in 2012.
Chizik hired Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder this past winter.
With VanGorder will come major changes on the defense, with five already noticeable before the start of fall camp.
The Tigers will be much more aggressive than they have been in year’s past and will field the most experienced defense since Gene Chizik arrived.
VanGorder is walking into a very good situation personnel wise, but major changes in the style of play will be apparent.
Auburn is set to begin fall camp August 1 which should deliver an idea of how the complete VanGorder defensive package will look this fall.
Before that happens, here are five major changes to the defense that will be apparent on the field this fall.