On the heels of stating his opinion that SEC teams are at a disadvantage considering the rigors of their conference schedule, Gus Malzahn gave his thoughts on Auburn playing Georgia and Alabama in a three-week span to close out their schedule on an annual basis.

To make matters worse, the Tigers play them both on the road every other season.

Courtesy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Malzahn spoke of the season's in which the team travels to both rival stadiums: "That's as big of a challenge as anybody has in college football, in the years you play them on the road. The thing about it is you know it going into it, too. You just have to prepare the best you can from a coach's standpoint to deal with that. Like I said before, this is a place where we're going to have a top-10 schedule every year and you know that before the season. You've got to deal with it."

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Fortunately for Malzahn, Auburn gets both their SEC rivals at home this season. They had better make the most of the break in their schedule, as 2016 swings back in favor of Auburn's most heated rivals.

In both rivalries, the home team has won the previous two games in the series.

(h/t Atlanta Journal Constitution)