One way or another, Auburn simply has to get it done next season.
The Tigers had an ultimately disappointing 2017 season that ended with a defeat in the Peach Bowl against the University of Central Florida. The team also didn't get it done in the penultimate game of the season against Georgia in the SEC championship in which they were favored to win, losing 28-7.
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At first glance, it seems like Auburn got the short end of the stick, having to face several powerhouses. Guz Malzahn certainly thinks so.
Gus Malzahn: “Once again, I feel like we have the toughest schedule in college football.”— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) July 19, 2018
A reminder: Auburn opens the season against Washington, gets LSU two weeks later and goes on the road to both Georgia and Alabama the final month of the season.
In order to be the best, however, you have to beat the best. Additionally, upon taking a closer look, Auburn has the luxury of playing five consecutive home games to begin the season (let's be real, playing Washington in Atlanta is a home game). In total, they play eight home games out of 12 total contests.
The Tigers also have a ton of experience under their belt, and quarterback Jarrett Stidham was playing at a high level throughout the season.