Auburn would have had to ditch one of its four non-conference opponents already on the schedule. The Tigers are slated to play Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Chattanooga and Clemson in 2010. Auburn hosts Clemson Sept. 18, 2010 in Week 3 and will travel to Clemson in 2011. The game against Arkansas State on Sept. 4, 2010 is the season opener.
Jacobs typically tries to schedule one upper-level BCS opponent each year. The next opening would be 2012.
“We were contacted to see if we had an opening on our 2010 schedule and we did not,” Jacobs said. “Our schedule had already been completed and contracts had been executed for the 2010 season, but we welcome the opportunity to talk about future schedules with UCLA and other BCS conference schools.”