Auburn Football: 4 Reasons the Tigers Will Overachieve in 2013

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Auburn Football: 4 Reasons the Tigers Will Overachieve in 2013
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After limping through a 3-9 2012 campaign, expectations are at an all-time low for the Auburn Tigers. Last fall was the first time that the Tigers failed to record a win in SEC play since the 1980 season.

New Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is bringing back the offense that led the Tigers to a BCS national championship in 2010. Since being hired last December, Malzahn has revived the Auburn fan base, hauling in a Top 15 recruiting class and has seemingly stopped the bleeding of the traditional SEC power.

Still, unless you are wearing orange and blue glasses, the expectation for Auburn among the "experts" is that the Tigers will be lucky to achieve bowl eligibility in 2013. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports does not have the Tigers going bowling next fall in his preseason bowl projections. 

Let me give you some reasons why the Tigers will make some "experts" not look like much of an expert this fall. Here are four reasons why Auburn will overachieve in 2013....

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