10 New Year’s resolutions for Auburn football in 2022

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I love New Year’s Day.

Aside from some exciting bowl matchups, the start of a new year brings a fresh start and a perfect time to set goals for the upcoming 12 months.

Bryan Harsin and the Auburn football program will have a ton of goals in 2022 and if you’re reading this, you probably hope they accomplish every single one of them.

I thought it would be fun to take a minute and list some New Year’s resolutions for the Auburn football program with some things they will aim to accomplish during 2022.

Some of these are smaller goals that should be obtainable, others are much larger.

Let’s jump into it.

Find your quarterback

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It doesn’t matter if he’s on the roster currently or not, Harsin must diagnose his guy and go all-in on him by the start of spring practice.

Beef up the offensive line

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It’s no secret that Auburn needs help in this department. If guys like Brandon Council and Nick Brahms come back for their super senior season, this task is a whole lot easier.

Identify your number one receiver

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Kobe Hudson took several huge steps in becoming a number one option in an SEC offense. Can he continue that trend into the off-season?

Auburn must build around Hudson if they believe he can take that step forward.

Auburn football must have a winning record in 2022

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Harsin and company must go better than 6-7 in his second year on The Plains.

Roger McCreary becomes a first round pick

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With Harsin changing the Auburn recruiting pitch to be more focused on getting guys into the league, he needs to be able to say he had a first-round pick in the NFL draft.

Use his experienced defensive line

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Colby Wooden and Derick Hall announced that they were returning. Harsin needs to make sure it’s worth it to them. They clearly believe in what he’s building and want to continue to be a part of it.

It should be fun to watch this defensive line play at a higher level in 2022.

Find your next group of linebackers

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With Zakoby McClain moving on and Chandler Wooten wrapping up his super senior season, Auburn saw more of Cam Riley in the Birmingham Bowl. Can he take that next step forward?

John Samuel Shenker builds off a record setting year

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It’s widely assumed that Shenker will return in 2022. After setting the single-season record for catches and yards from an Auburn tight end, look to make him an even larger part of the offense.

Win at home

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Auburn plays eight games at home in 2022. Most of them, on paper, are winnable contests. The Tigers open the season with five straight at home.

Land a top ten recruiting class

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Auburn picked up some momentum on the recruiting trail during the week of the early signing period. They will try to keep that going in 2022.

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