2011 College Football Predictions: 8 Reasons Auburn Is a Contender

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2011 College Football Predictions: 8 Reasons Auburn Is a Contender
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Auburn could be better than people think

It’s hard to find a positive attitude about Auburn in the press with just a few exceptions.

Kirk Herbstreit started this whole debate on B/R when his article on ESPN was regurgitated to say that the Auburn Tigers wouldn’t be up to snuff this season, and one interpretation on B/R said they would stink.

I doubt they’ll stink, and I don’t think Herbstreit, nor any of the other pundits that quoted him, has given the Tigers the benefit of what they have in their arsenal coming off a National Title.

This is not your typical rebound team. 

Sure, it's hard for a team to repeat titles given the requirements to get there in the first place, and it will be hard for the Tigers to repeat as champions. But then, it's hard for any team to mount a successful National Championship run, whether they won it before or are contenders in the first place. 

I’m not emphatically saying Auburn will repeat, but they could be spoilers along the way and not the slouch some are saying.

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