|Michael Dyer looks to have another 1,000 yard season|
Gene Chizik's 2011 Tigers will struggle in the SEC West and it will be very hard for them to get back to a double digit win season with the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia on the schedule. The loss of All Americans Fairly and Newton hurt but I think the loss of their two best offensive lineman (Lee Ziemba and Ryan Pugh) will hurt even more. Inexperienced quarterback Barrett Trotter will led the troops with star running back Micheal Dyer in the the backfield.
The Tigers have lost too much and don't have enough experience on the team, only 5 returning starters, to make another run at the title in 2011. The national title last season did a lot for future Auburn teams but this year looks like a rebuilding year with a 8-4 record.