"Our guys are trying. They really are," Martin said.
Auburn will try to stay on top of the SEC with a game at Arkansas before hosting Kentucky, as the rest of the SEC will soon know if Chubb is right and the Tigers aren't one the league's easy wins this season.
"The way we are playing, we are going to be a formidable opponent to anybody," Chubb said. "There's not going to be anybody that can come in a beat us without grinding it out."