Here’s the 2015 Auburn Football schedule. I’ll update the time and TV info when it becomes available. I’ll also update the schedule when the All Auburn All Orange, True Blue and Military Appreciation games are designated. (**UPDATE** These games have been announced, and are designated below)

The 2015 A-Day game will be April 18.

Sept 5 Louisville (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome) 2:30 CT on CBS
Sept 12 Jacksonville State 11:00 CT SECN
Sept 19 at LSU 2:30 CT on CBS
Sept 26 Mississippi State (All Auburn All Orange)
Oct 3 San José State
Oct 10 BYE
Oct 15 at Kentucky (Thursday night) 6:00 CT ESPN
Oct 24 at Arkansas
Oct 31 Ole Miss (Stripe the Stadium)
Nov 7 at Texas A&M
Nov 14 Georgia
Nov 21 Idaho (Military Appreciation)
Nov 28 Alabama
Dec 5 SEC Championship Game

Scroll down for an early look at how the schedule shapes up, or check out these other stories to get ready for 2015.

Playing Louisville in Atlanta will be a fun way to open the season. We’ll have to play well to win. The last time we played the Chick-fil-A Kickoff was 2012. I expect Jeremy Johnson will have a better game against the Cardinals than Kiehl Frazier did against Dabo and friends. Beating Petrino will feel good. I look forward to it.

In week 2 we’ll play Jacksonville State. We should be able to overpower them. Everyone will be looking for good execution in advance of a trip to Baton Rouge.

Auburn hasn’t won at Baton Rouge since 1999. It is high time to change that factoid. The Bengal Tigers will play at Starkville the week before this match up, so we’ll have some idea what to expect from them. Speaking of Mississippi State . . .

We play the Bulldogs at home the week after traveling to LSU. Losing to State was the beginning of the ugliness in 2014. Hopefully, we’ll get the best of them this time. If we don’t, we’ll be dwelling on it for a while.

Here is where the schedule gets really unexciting. After State, we play San José, then have an off-week and then play at Kentucky on a Thursday night. So that’s three consecutive Saturdays without any real Auburn football, and in the interim a game at Kentucky. I know we can’t take KY lightly, but, neither will beating them be anything worth celebrating. It’s a dark stretch on the schedule, but it’s followed by an “Amen straight-away,” if you will.

After Kentucky we play at Arkansas, Ole Miss at home and at Texas A&M. These three games will determine what we’ll be playing for in the final home stretch. We owe A&M a whippin’.

We’ll return from College Station to play three consecutive home games to close the regular season. In 2013 we made the home-heavy schedule work for us. I expect we will in 2015 as well.

What will it take to make 2015 successful? In 2014 we did something we’d never done before. We gave up 30+ points in five straight games. Take out Samford, and it’s six straight. We have to reestablish defensive integrity. Malzahn has hired Will Muschamp to do that for us.

I hope we’ll look different in 2015. It’s been a while since we’ve frightened anyone with our defensive play. If we can put some pressure on our opponents in 2015, it could be a championship season.