In 2013, Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson's unit surrendered 24 points or more in seven games. Now in his second year with the program, head coach Gus Malzahn will expect improvement on the defensive side of the ball.
How will Johnson, who is also in his second year with the team, and the defense fare in 2014? Will they be able to contend for the national championship?
Watch as B/R's experts weigh in on Auburn's defense before the season starts.