Auburn is scheduled to play Clemson in the next two years.
If last year's thriller and the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl are any indication, fans of both schools are in for a treat.
But what if you were Jay Jacobs for a day and could fill out the schedule with one marquee non-conference game each year, who would you pick? Factors to consider include TV matchups, recruiting, national exposure and position in the rankings.
I read an article from a Syracuse sports writer about his trip to Auburn and how it was the epitome of college football. That is another factor to consider: home and home games against schools in which fans from around the nation could come and enjoy some of the finest traditions in all of college football—Tiger Walk, the eagle flight and Toomer's Corner.