Well, this was obvious. The defending national champions and the most bitter rivals are definitely the toughest game on the 2010 schedule.
Alabama is completely loaded on offense. McElroy, Ingram, Richardson, and Julio Jones are poised to lead Alabama back to the SEC title game. The defense must replace nine starters, but has a ton of inexperienced talent waiting to get their shot.
Auburn proved they could play with Alabama in 2009, nearly pulling the upset. But that was at home. Going to Tuscaloosa will be very difficult, especially if the SEC West is on the line.
No matter the circumstances, this road trip will require Auburn to play their best game to have a chance to win. Like last year, it should be another chance to make a statement to the country that Auburn is on the way back.