New coach Gene Chizik is front and center for the Tigers, who will try and rebound from a 5-7 season. The defense did its job in 2008, ranking 14th nationally in points given up, but the offense was tied for 110th in scoring. Five of the seven losses came by 10 or fewer points and had Auburn been able to punch in a touchdown or two at key points, Tommy Tuberville might still be around. But a change was made and Chizik, who lost his last 10 games as coach at Iowa State, was brought in to turn things around. Having eight home games will certainly help. Thanks to Tyler!