Gene Chizik hasn't been able to send Auburn's seniors out with a successful final season, but he's hoping they'll leave Jordan-Hare Stadium as winners.
The Tigers (2-8) should be able to make that happen with Saturday's visit from Alabama A&M, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision.
''We've got to send our seniors out well,'' Chizik said. ''It's been a tough year, but those guys have experienced a lot of success here.''
A win in the next game - at No. 4 Alabama - would be much more meaningful, of course. But the 13-member senior class - including wide receiver Emory Blake, linebacker Daren Bates, guard John Sullen and tailback Onterio McCalebb - has won a national title and three bowl games before enduring this season that has jeopardized Chizik's job.
Nearly half of their 18 career losses have come this season.
The Tigers have turned toward a youth movement lately, with quarterback Jonathan Wallace and several fellow freshmen taking over starting jobs.