The Auburn Tigers head into the 2013 season with a brand new coaching staff and new look to the football team. After taking a step back offensively with the pro-style offense in 2012, the Tigers are headed back to the Gus Malzahn spread that helped produce a national title in 2010.
The Tigers will have moderate expectations entering the new year after a 3-9 record and a coaching turnover, and there are five games that will cause major struggles for the new Auburn team.
Auburn will need to win at least two of these five if it wants to mark this season a success. The Tigers have issues at a number of positions and a lot of confidence that needs to be built before they make these wins happen in 2013.
Here are the five toughest games of the coming year.