The longest offseason in recent memory for many Auburn fans is almost over.
The Tigers return to the practice field in a few days for their final weeks of practices before the start of the 2014 season, which they hope will end with another SEC Championship and a national title.
Auburn entered fall camp last season with a lot of question marks as a team fresh off a disappointing 3-9 campaign and a complete overhaul of the coaching staff.
Head coach Gus Malzahn's squad thrived off being the underdog last season, but how will they perform heading into a fall filled with preseason hype and tremendous expectations?
Here are six storylines to watch for when Auburn opens a busy August of practice and preparation for the 2014 campaign.
Justin Ferguson is Bleacher Report's lead Auburn writer. Follow him on Twitter @JFergusonAU. All quotes were obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted. All recruiting rankings and information courtesy of 247Sports. All stats courtesy of CFBStats.com.