"We're excited to start a new season on Monday night in prime time in front of a national television audience," coach Tommy Tuberville said. "It will be a good opportunity for our team to receive national exposure against a talented Southern Cal team. We're glad that our fans across the country will be able to watch us play our season opener."
This will be the second meeting between the two schools with the 1986 Citrus Bowl the first and only time the two have played on the gridiron. Auburn won the game 16-7.
The Tigers have started winter workouts and begin spring practice March 1. The annual A-Day game is scheduled for Saturday April 6.