After watching Hugh Freeze perform a miracle in the recruiting game in such a short period, Auburn fans are anxious and stoked for the 2023 season to begin.
Sure, expecting Freeze to lead Auburn to the College Football Playoff in his first season may be excessive, but it is not out of the realm of possibility that he could put together a bowl-eligible team. Despite last season's turmoil, Auburn still ended up one win shy of bowl eligibility. The surplus of talent that Freeze has reeled in from the transfer portal could push Auburn over the hump.
What is a realistic expectation for Hugh Freeze's first-season win total? Brad Crawford of 247Sports weighs in.
Crawford puts Auburn's win total at 7.5 as the calendar turns to February. He predicts that the Tigers' strength of schedule can push them through the threshold.
Crawford believes that Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss as SEC teams that should reach seven wins this season. Georgia is projected to win the most games in the SEC in 2023 according to Crawford, who puts them at 11.5 wins.
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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire