Auburn football does not have many bullish on their chances of being anything close to a contender in 2022, and Big Game Boomer is somebody you can safely call a skeptic of the Tigers’ SEC prospects.
The popular Twitter list-maker was back up to his old tricks of upsetting 1/2 of the Power Five fanbases with a topical top 50, and the Tigers were predictably put down in a list prognosticating how things would happen this fall.
The latest provocative topic was dividing every Power Five conference into ‘contenders’ and ‘pretenders’.
Here’s how it shook out outside of the predictable Auburn football categorization:
Auburn football is far from the biggest shocker in the ‘pretender’ category
Seeing Spencer Rattler lift South Carolina into ‘contender’ status is somewhat jarring, but not as much as seeing Texas A&M in the ‘pretender’ category. After faltering early in 2021 in losses to Arkansas and Mississippi State, Jimbo Fisher rallied the troops and finished at 8-4. They’re expected to take another step forward due to the highly ranked recruiting classes of the last few years.
Another pair of shockers in the SEC West deemed ‘pretenders’ are LSU and Ole Miss. LSU will be welcoming a new head coach import from Notre Dame in Brian Kelly that has led less talented groups to the CFP, while Lane Kiffin replaced current Carolina Panther Matt Corral with USC transfer Jaxon Dart. Truthfully, success isn’t guaranteed for either, but the hype for both has been at a fever pitch. BGB just hasn’t been swept up in it. Finally, Mississippi State’s ‘pretender’ status isn’t terribly shocking, though they may be a team to watch as a riser with gunslinger Will Rogers returning.
So there you have it, Auburn football fans: another negative prediction for how the 2022 season is going to go.