Every team in college football will be a very different team from the one that took the last snap in 2011. Players graduate, transfer or get drafted into the National Football League.
Sometimes, it just takes an offseason for positions that were weaknesses the season prior to become strengths the next year.
Last year, Auburn looked lost at times on defense and then came out and played one of its best games of the season in the bowl game. All it took was 15 extra practices and a new person calling the plays.
For the Tigers to be successful this year, more improvement is needed. There are going to be positions that must have developed during the offseason and continue to develop during the season if the Tigers want to have any mention in the SEC title conversation when the calendar turns to November.
Here are the top five...