If you are an Auburn fan, you must wonder what you have to do to gain more than a little respect in the Southeastern Conference.  Take last season, for example. All the Tigers did was crush Georgia AND Alabama during the regular season and still wound up in the Peach Bowl, where they were edged by UCF, which was finishing an unbeaten season.

The problem for Auburn was that it lost the rematch to Georgia in the SEC title game and were bumped by Alabama for a CFB playoff bowl slot.  That was the price of losing 2 of their first 7 regular season games. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.