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5 Reasons Why Auburn Fans Should Be Excited For 2014 Season

5 Reasons Why Auburn Fans Should Be Excited For 2014 Season

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Fans of the Auburn Tigers enjoyed one of the most exciting seasons in college football history. As the 2014 season gets kicked off, the fans should expect more excitement and continued success. Take a look at five big reasons Auburn fans have to be excited for this season.

5. Quarterbacks

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5. Quarterbacks

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Nick Marshall led the Auburn Tigers to a National Championship appearance last season, and Jeremy Johnson looked great against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the first half of the Tigers’ opening game of the 2014 season. Just the idea that both quarterbacks can be so good in so many ways should make Auburn fans wonder what Coach Malzahn can do with them both.

4. WR Group

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4. WR Group

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Last year, Sammie Coates and Ricardo Louis made names for themselves with big catches in big moments. However, the Tigers receiving group looks to be very deep with JUCO transfer Duke Williams, Melvin Ray, Quan Bray, Marcus Davis and C.J. Uzomah. All of these players have made significant contributions to the team, and look for that to continue with a more balanced attack this year.

3. Challenging Schedule

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3. Challenging Schedule

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The Tigers will play one of the toughest schedules of the season in 2014. Coach Malzahn will take his team on a difficult road schedule, including matchups at Kansas State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Georgia and Alabama. Though Auburn may not get out of this regular season unscathed, this season promises some exciting matchups against some of the best competition in the country.

2. College Football Playoff

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2. College Football Playoff

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This is the first season of the College Football Playoff, and Auburn find itself in very good position to make it into that Top 4. Also, knowing that the playoff has four spots available, Tiger fans don’t have to feel that all is lost with a loss in the team’s brutal schedule. As the Tigers go through each week, Auburn fans know that each game is an important step toward making the playoffs.

1. Gus Malzahn

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1. Gus Malzahn

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Head coach Gus Malzahn stepped onto Auburn’s campus in 2009 and broke records. With his return in 2013, he led the Tigers to an historical comeback season. Luckily for Auburn fans, Malzahn is still on the plains and doesn’t look to slow down in any way. As Malzahn continues to recruit top 10 classes and get the most out of his players, Auburn fans can hope for exciting football for years to come.

Jonathan Brannon is a College Football writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jbrannon89, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.