Breakdown of 2010 football schedule offers encouraging signs for Auburn

So, my pre-pre-season conclusion is this: Auburn might be an underdog only once until its final game of the season. Pretty surprising, huh?

That doesn’t mean Auburn will enter the Iron Bowl at 10-1 or 11-0, but it does mean the Tigers probably deserve a bit more summer attention than they have garnered to this point. And it means Auburn has a very strong case to be picked the No. 2 team in the West at next week’s media days.