After winning the national championship, it is difficult to convince your fanbase that anything less is a success. The Auburn Tigers come into the 2011 season poised to remain amongst the SEC elite and compete for both the SEC title and the BCS championship.
Though the team has lost Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and presumed top-10 pick Nick Fairley, there is no rebuilding in the SEC—only reloading.
With the third- and fourth-best recruiting classes in 2010 and 2011 respectively, Gene Chizik and the rest of the Auburn coaching staff are prepared to take the Tigers into battle against some of the nation's best.
Here is a breakdown of the Auburn Tigers' 2011 schedule, game by game...