In less than 12 weeks, college football will be back.
The upcoming 2014 season cannot come any sooner for the Auburn Tigers and their fans, who are eager to see what Gus Malzahn and Co. have in store after their run to the SEC title and the final BCS National Championship Game.
Auburn will return a major portion of its talent from last year's conference-winning squad, including senior quarterback Nick Marshall, top receiver Sammie Coates, four veteran offensive linemen and bruising defensive tackle Gabe Wright.
But the Tigers have eight spots to fill on offense and defense thanks to the outgoing senior class and a pair of early NFL-bound players, running back Tre Mason and left tackle Greg Robinson. Auburn has talent to fill these holes on the depth chart, but there are no guarantees for anyone heading into fall practices.
So as we count down the days to Auburn's opener August 30 against SEC West rival Arkansas, let's take a look at the Tigers projected to move to the top of the depth chart in 2014.