Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay is previewing each of the Southeastern Conference's football teams leading up to the opening of the 2015 season.
Today's preview focuses on Auburn.
After playing for the national title in 2013, Auburn took a dip last year, finishing 8-5 overall and 4-4 in the league. After a 5-0 start, the Tigers lost four of their last five games, concluding with a loss to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl.
Previous SEC previews: