With so much offseason talk surrounding Auburn and the program’s future for the next few years, it’s easy to forget that the Tigers still have business left in this season before officially passing the torch to new coach Bryan Harsin.

However awkward it may be, Kevin Steele is the interim coach for what is likely his final game wearing a visor with an Auburn insignia, and he’ll have his hands full preparing for one of the best teams in the Big Ten, No. 14 Northwestern, which has been the definition of program stability juxtaposed to the volatility of life on the Plains.