in Auburn's brand new Auburn Arena, televised by CSS and Cox Sports Television coach Johnny Jones: "We are excited about this week because we know we have some great challenges ahead going into Auburn on Wednesday. They will definitely present that force." said Jones. "Then, we come back and play maybe the best team in our league in Florida on Saturday. I look forward to it. I think our guys are up to the task, and I think they are chomping at the bit to get it started as well." "Looking at what (Auburn) has done over the past two games, losing by two at (#12) Illinois and beating Florida State at home...what they have done the last two games, it is impressive." "I think (the SEC) is very strong. You look at Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and what other teams have done in the preseason and the games they have won I think it speaks volumes. I think at the end of the year we will be able to look back and see how tough our teams are in our conference"