How much can Auburn football *really* learn from a Week 1 paycheck game?

Auburn is a massive favorite over Akron this weekend. If it's a blowout, as expected, how much of it will truly matter in the long run? Here's what recent history tells us.

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On the surface, there should be a lot to take away from Auburn’s season opener Saturday night against Akron.

It’ll be the first game of a brand-new era under head coach Bryan Harsin. Both the offensive and defensive schemes are quite different from what the Tigers have run for the better part of the past decade. There are …

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