Team preview: Auburn

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:39 PM ET
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Those who know Jeff Lebo and are aware that he's one of the most talented young coaches in college basketball might have wondered why he wanted to take on the inherent challenges of coaching at Auburn.

Where do we start in explaining what Lebo is up against as he tries to rebuild the program left in tatters after the firing last April of Cliff Ellis, who had been on the job 10 years? Try this: Auburn is first and foremost a football school, and that will never change.