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Name: Bo Nix 
College: Auburn     Number: 10
Height: 6-2   Weight: 214
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2023

40 Low: 4.57
   40 Time: 4.67
  40 High: 4.76
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 Data Scout Notes: 2021: PManning...2020: NAC...PManning/PMaxwell/POBrien...2019: ROYC

 Bo Nix, Auburn, Player News

  09/09/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  All it took was one game for Auburn to enter the national rankings under first-year head coach Bryan Harsin. After starting the season unranked, Auburn debuted at No. 25 in the latest AP top 25 following its 60-10 dismantling of Akron in the team's season opener at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn is one of six SEC teams ranked in this week's AP top 25, joining top-ranked Alabama, No. 2 Georgia (which moved up three spots after its season-opening win against Clemson), No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 13 Florida and No. 20 Ole Miss. LSU, which was ranked in the preseason AP poll, fell out of the top 25 following its loss at UCLA in Week 1. Auburn's entrance into the AP top 25 marks the earliest for the team under a first-year head coach in program history. - Birmingham News

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  09/04/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns in just over a half, and Auburn gave new coach Bryan Harsin a 60-10 cakewalk in his debut against Akron Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. It was a promising beginning even if it came against five-touchdown underdogs, especially for an offense and quarterback that had drawn some criticism the past couple of years. It was the most points for an Auburn coaching debut. "Today was an example of what we're capable of doing if we go out there and play good football," said Harsin, who returned to the office from COVID-19 on Monday. "And that's been the message for a while is just playing good ball, taking care of it, doing things in situational football where we execute." Nix was nearly flawless his first time running the offense of Harsin and coordinator Mike Bobo, going 20-of-22 passing while hitting a couple of wide-open receivers for touchdowns.

He set the Auburn record for highest completion percentage (90.9) in a game with a minimum of 20 attempts. Nix said the reason for that level of execution was easy to explain: The offensive line play. "It's up front and they started running the ball really well early and that opened everything up," Nix said. "And they kind of had their way tonight." Auburn sprinted to a 37-0 halftime lead and scored on its first eight drives, reaching the end zone on seven of them. - Auburn/AP College Football


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  08/27/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix's first two seasons at Auburn have been dotted with criticism - at times warranted and at others a stretch. Nix, a starter for all 24 of his career games, has heard it all and has always tried to drown it out. But he knows it's there, and it likely always will be, to some extent, regardless of how he performs on the field. "In college, I feel like no matter what side you're on, you could get bad-mouthed and criticized," Nix said. "It goes with the territory. I knew coming to Auburn what I was going to face. I knew it was going to be difficult...So, each and every time, every moment of criticism, you've just got to reflect on where you are and what you're doing." For Nix, the where is simple: He's entering his junior year at Auburn, his third season as the Tigers' starting quarterback - and with a third different offensive coordinator (Mike Bobo), a new head coach (Bryan Harsin) and a considerably different offensive system.

As for what he's doing? The former five-star is aiming to put two seasons of inconsistency behind him and take that next step forward at quarterback. Since being named Auburn's starting quarterback as a true freshman in 2019, beating out Malik Willis and Joey Gatewood over the course of spring and fall practices that year, Nix's time as QB1 has been a rollercoaster ride. He has delivered some indelible highs, like his game-winning touchdown pass against Oregon in his first career game, as well as one last season against Ole Miss. There have also been the frustrating lows, like his three-interception performances in road losses to Florida and South Carolina the last two seasons. His performance has often oscillated between good-to-great and mediocre, as he has completed 58.7 percent of his career passes - yet to eclipse the 60 percent mark in a season - for 4,957 yards, 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. - Birmingham News


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  08/22/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn will begin the Bryan Harsin era ranked outside the top-25 in the AP poll. The Tigers were unranked in the preseason AP poll, which was released Monday morning, but they were among the top teams outside the top 25 to receives votes. Auburn was fifth among the "others receiving votes" in the poll, placing the Tigers ostensibly ranked 30th in the country heading into the 2021 season. Five SEC teams are ranked in the preseason AP poll, including No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 13 Florida and No. 16 LSU. Auburn faces four of those teams this season, with the Tide and Bulldogs visiting Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 27 and Oct. 9, respectively, while the program will travel to both Baton Rouge, La., on Oct. 2 and College Station, Texas, on Nov. 6. - Birmingham News

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  08/16/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The USA Today football coaches' poll was released Tuesday and Auburn was left unranked outside the top 25. It's the first time Auburn's been unranked in the preseason coaches' poll since 2016. Rival Alabama is No. 1 and rival Georgia is No. 5. Outside expectations are low for Auburn now in its first season under Bryan Harsin. The media picked Auburn to finish fifth in the SEC West at SEC Media Days, which would be Auburn's worst finish in the division since 2015. Auburn was ranked No. 11 in the coaches' poll going into the 2020 season. The Tigers were ranked No. 16 going into 2019, No. 10 going into 2018 and No. 13 going into 2017. - Opelika-Auburn News

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  07/28/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix knows better than anyone his place in Auburn football history. He isn't just a player. He's a lifer. The son of an Auburn man who wears his father's number on his jersey, Nix could rattle off every Auburn coach since Shug Jordan if you asked him. So he knows what a pivotal time it is on the Plains as Auburn enters a new era under Bryan Harsin. He also knows he could play better. And if being his own biggest critic wasn't enough, he hears the outside criticism, too. Still, he's unflappable going into his junior season. And after lessons learned the hard way at Auburn, he could be a better player for the way he deals with the pressure - and a better Auburn man, too. "I know who I am, and that's important," Nix said on the podium.

Nix stood up in the spotlight Thursday at SEC Media Days with all the poise of the Auburn football quarterback he's always wanted to be. He put his teammates first like a leader, he deferred to his coaching like a listener, and he made it clear to everyone in the room that he isn't scared of Alabama. And when he said he knew he was, he showed his mind is made up as he enters a new season of challenges: He isn't afraid of the moment, because he isn't afraid of making mistakes. "Tomorrow the sun will come up," Nix said, pointing to his faith. "Especially after games, I can get up and I can go to church and kind of reset my life and know that, no matter what happens, football will end one day, and it's just all about what kind of impact I can have on the lives of others." - Opelika-Auburn News


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  07/26/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The outside expectations for Bryan Harsin's first season in the SEC have been set. Auburn was predicted to finish fifth in the SEC West this season by the league's media members this week at SEC Media Days, the conference announced Friday. The Tigers were picked to finish behind defending national champion Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU and Ole Miss in the division. Alabama was also overwhelmingly predicted to claim the SEC title this year, while six other teams also received votes to win the SEC championship: Georgia (45), Ole Miss (1), Texas A&M (1), Florida (1), South Carolina (1) and Kentucky (1). Auburn and Mississippi State were the only two teams in the SEC West not to receive a first-place vote to win the division. - Birmingham News

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  07/19/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix said he has adjusted well to changes in the Auburn football coaching staff. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound junior quarterback said he is happy on what he sees so far from the Tigers under Bryan Harsin, who took the Auburn job after spending the last seven seasons as Boise State's coach. "I think I've adapted well," Nix said while attending the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls on Friday. "They've done a great job of coming in and focusing on what we can do and what we're good at. They are feeding the offense with the players that we have." Nix said he knows Harsin, a former Boise State quarterback, has a history of developing them. Harsin was the quarterbacks coach there from 2006-10 and worked with them when he was promoted, too. Boise State had four 3,000-yard passers (Taylor Tharp, Kellen Moore, Grant Hedrick and Brett Rypien) during that time.

Nix said he sees a lot of potential in Auburn's offensive attack. "I think we're going to have a good, solid and disciplined team," Nix said. "Offensively we are going to have a downhill rushing attack and an explosive passing game with some play action stuff. We'll rely on the running game to develop some stuff in the passing game." Nix said he grew as a passer in 2020. He completed 59.9% of his passes for 2,415 yards, 219.5 yards per game, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for seven touchdowns. "I've learned a lot from last season," Nix said. "I've had a lot of takeaways from the year that I can learn from. Most of it just being consistent and well-prepared and not taking anything for granted." - The News-Star


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  07/15/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn quarterback Bo Nix has another new opportunity thanks to the NCAA's name, image and likeness rules, and this one is a family affair. Nix will host a quarterback skills camp at Pinson Valley High School on July 28. The camp will be for children from rising third graders to rising 12th graders with a cost of $80 per camper. Auburn offensive coordinator Mike Bobo outlined what he wants the Tigers' offense to look like this fall. Nix won't be the only one at his high school alma mater showing the campers how things are done. Nix's father, former Auburn quarterback and current Central-Phenix City head coach Patrick Nix, will also help lead the camp as well as Nix's younger brother Caleb, who is a rising senior at Central. Nix's grandfather Conrad, who won 300 games as a high school coach in Georgia and Alabama, will also help lead the camp. - Opelika-Auburn News

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  07/03/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Thursday marked a new era in college athletics as college athletes took to social media to announce new endorsement deals made possible by the NCAA's new NIL laws. Auburn quarterback Bo Nix was among the first to strike a deal, posting an image with a bottle of Milo's sweet tea. Alabama fans took to social media quickly with jokes about the rival star and the Milo's brand. The comparison between the sweet tea at Tuscaloosa based Taco Casa and the Birmingham restaurant Milo's quickly took over social media. - Montgomery Advertiser

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  06/22/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  According to SportsBettingDime's strength-of-schedule formula, Auburn has the third-toughest schedule in the nation behind only Arkansas and Kansas. Texas and Oklahoma State round out the five toughest schedules in the country; UTEP, meanwhile, has the nation's easiest schedule followed by Hawaii, Charlotte, Florida International and UTSA. SBD's rating system is based upon opponents' efficiency ratings from last season minus the production lost from the 2020 team along with recruiting rankings and major transfers added and lost. The formula is then adjusted for each game based upon home and road status.

Auburn opens the season with home games against Akron on Sept. 4 and Alabama State on Sept. 11 before traveling to face Penn State on Sept. 18. The Tigers then host Georgia State on Sept. 25 before traveling to LSU on Oct. 2, hosting Georgia on Oct. 9, traveling to Arkansas on Oct. 16 then having a bye week. The Tigers finish October with a home matchup against Ole Miss on Oct. 30 before traveling to Texas A&M on Nov. 6, hosting Mississippi State on Nov. 13, traveling to South Carolina on Nov. 20 then hosting Alabama for the Iron Bowl on Nov. 27. - Opelika-Auburn News


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  05/18/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The Auburn Tigers will be playing in primetime when they travel to Penn State this September. ESPN announced Tuesday that Auburn's road game at No. 22 Penn State will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ABC. The game stands as the Tigers' first road trip of 2021 after starting the year at home against Akron on Sept. 4 and against Alabama State on Sept. 11. Auburn enters the fall with first-year head coach Bryan Harsin following a 2020 season in which the Tigers posted a 6-5 record against an all-SEC schedule. Penn State, meanwhile, went 4-5 in head coach James Franklin's first losing season with the Nittany Lions. - Opelika-Auburn News

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  04/23/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The spring forced some adjustments for all the quarterbacks given Bobo's offense has them under center much more than the previous offense did. According to Bobo, it was Nix who handled that transition the best early on. Bobo praised Nix back on March 22 for the way the quarterback has worked, and he noted how Nix is always asking a lot of questions when he's in the room with his new play-caller and the other quarterbacks. The new offensive coordinator also stressed improving Nix's footwork and his understanding of his passing progressions through the team's 15 spring practices. Harsin made sure to lend a helping hand with Nix as well.

During the Tigers' open practice on March 20, Harsin was seen regularly consulting with Nix after plays, likely discussing what Nix saw and the outcome of each attempt. Bobo made sure to not put too much on Davis given it was his first spring, but he said the newest Auburn quarterback has a strong arm and a good throwing motion. Auburn's spring game offered little surprise as far as the breakdown of the quarterbacks. Nix led the first-team offense and ended the afternoon with a 12-of-20 passing line for 112 yards and one touchdown. Loy had the second-most passing attempts (12), Davis had three attempts - as well as an impressive head fake that led to a 10-yard scramble - and Garnett had one. - Opelika-Auburn News


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  04/20/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix didn't light things up on A-Day; he didn't have to put up gaudy numbers in a glorified scrimmage - but he did show progress in a key area that first-year head coach Bryan Harsin has harped on throughout the spring: his decision-making with the ball in his hands. Nix completed 12-of-20 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown during Auburn's annual A-Day spring game, adding another 29 yards on five carries while displaying improved decision-making in running the Tigers' new-look offense. "We've seen Bo's got escapability, and we know he can throw it, but I thought he made good decisions," Harsin said. "...Overall, his efficiency in making decisions was one (thing that stood out)."

Nix has progressed in his first spring under Harsin and new offensive coordinator Mike Bobo while familiarizing himself with his third different offensive system in as many years at Auburn. In what has been a critical spring for his development, the third-year starter showed a firm understanding of the Tigers' base offense during Saturday's spring game, which represented a culmination of everything the new staff has thrown at Nix this spring. - Birmingham News


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  04/06/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Nix faced several true challenges leading up to his sophomore season in 2020, namely learning how to play under a new offensive coordinator despite a limited offseason due to the coronavirus pandemic. While those were unfavorable situations, they ultimately don't absolve Nix of having some of the same issues as a sophomore that he had as a freshman. The good news for Nix is he has two coaches in Harsin and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo who have built their reputations on developing effective quarterbacks. Bobo mentioned on March 22 that Nix is keying in on his footwork and his progressions, and during the Tigers' open practice on March 20 Harsin repeatedly took Nix aside and discussed several plays after the fact. Nix's talent is undeniable, but harnessing his ability and doing so consistently has yet to happen. The A-Day scrimmage should offer an early glimpse at Harsin and Bobo's early influence on Nix. - Opelika-Auburn News

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  03/29/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn quarterback Bo Nix and head coach Bryan Harsin are still getting to know each other during their first spring together, but in the last two weeks both gave nearly identical answers on a very important topic. Nix's development has been one of the primary concerns for Auburn during spring practice, and Harsin and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's backgrounds playing and coaching the quarterback position undoubtedly made the head coach-play caller an attractive pairing.

Nix and Harsin were asked over a series of days about what aspects of the game Nix needs to concentrate on the most, and both the quarterback and his head coach explained there's no shortage of ways Nix can up his game. "Obviously, as a quarterback and as a competitor, really everything. Every part of my game I want to get better," Nix said on March 17. "I want to be consistent, especially from the pocket. Gauging my receivers … getting on the same page as those guys, sticking in the pocket and making throws. I feel like this spring is going to be really good because last year we didn't have one. So this year, there's extra practice time to sharpen some things like feet - having quick feet - and just the little things that play a part in playing quarterback." - Birmingham News


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  03/19/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn's first A-Day under Bryan Harsin will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m., FBS Schedules announced on Twitter on Wednesday. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network+. Ever SEC spring game will be broadcast on that network except Alabama's A-Day, which will be broadcast on ESPN. SEC Network+ is different from SEC Network because it is not a TV channel. Instead, it is a streaming service "the ESPN App on smartphones, tablets and OTT streaming devices and on computers via ESPN.com," according to SECSports.com. A-Day will be the culmination of spring practice, which started Monday. These practices are the first time for the players to get on the field with their new coaching staff. Only one coach, Cadillac Williams, was retained from the former staff. - Birmingham News

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  03/09/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bryan Harsin detailed his plans for his first spring as Auburn head coach during his appearance on the Talking Tigers podcast with Auburn play-by-play announcer Andy Burcham on Monday. Harsin said the Tigers will begin their spring practices on Monday, March 15 and will practice on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Harsin explained the alternating days to start the week gives the players and coaches time to process the prior day's work and for the players to recover. The consecutive days to end each week, meanwhile, will give the players a small taste of what practicing throughout the fall will be like. Harsin said the plan is for the Tigers to get seven practices in before their first scrimmage - presumably on Saturday, March 27 - then take a week off for what amounts to a spring break for the players while the coaches prepare for the remaining practices. - Opelika-Auburn News

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  02/14/21 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The first practices of the Bryan Harsin era are about a month away. Auburn teased the start of spring practice on Saturday evening, tweeting out a short video clip to generate excitement for the spring season while announcing that practices will begin in 31 days. That puts the start of spring practices on Tuesday, March 16 -- tracking with what Harsin said last month about aiming for a mid-March start date. It will be Auburn's first opportunity to practice under Harsin, who took over the program in late December after the program parted ways with former coach Gus Malzahn. - Birmingham News

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  12/13/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn has fired coach Gus Malzahn, who led the Tigers to the national championship game in his first season but could never replicate that success. Athletic director Allen Greene announced the firing on Sunday, a day after the Tigers finished the regular season with a 24-10 victory over Mississippi State. Auburn is 6-4 in a pandemic-shortened season of all Southeastern Conference opponents, losing by double digits to highly ranked teams Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M. They were also upset by a struggling South Carolina, which wound up firing coach Will Muschamp during the season. Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will be interim coach. Auburn will owe Malzahn a $21.45 million buyout for the remaining four years of a seven-year, $49 million deal. The school must pay half of that within 30 days. - AP College Football

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  12/12/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Auburn to a 24-10 victory over Mississippi State in its final regular season game of the year. Auburn (6-4) put only field goals on the board in each of the game's first three quarters, but Nix connected with Seth Williams early in the fourth to give the Tigers a 16-3 lead, then scrabbled 3 yards to score again on the next possession. Mississippi State (2-7) continued to struggle offensively in head coach Mike Leach's first season.

The Bulldogs managed just 240 yards of total offense and did not score their only touchdown of the game until midway through the fourth quarter. Most of the Tigers' 345 yards of offense came from the ground. Tank Bigsby rushed for 192 yards and Nix added another 24 yards. Nix was 15 of 32 for 125 yards. Anthony Schwartz and Eli Stove both caught five passes. Will Rogers was 30 of 51 for 221 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions to lead Mississippi State. Jaden Walley had a game-high 100 yards receiving. - Mississippi State/AP College Football


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  12/11/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  "Competitor" is a word that's been used a lot this season to describe Nix. It's been Malzahn's way of pointing out his efforts at the end of the South Carolina loss, where he almost brought the Tigers back from the deficit, and the final quarter of the Alabama game, where Nix managed to find the end zone after being held back all game by the No. 1 team in the country. Personally, Nix sees his contributions to the run game as one of his biggest successes this season. It's added another element to Auburn's offense, and it's developed as Nix has gained a greater understanding of how he matches up with other guys in the league. "I think this year, I've kind of found out in different ways how strong and fast I really am," Nix said. "So it's kind of the knowledge of knowing that I can keep up with these guys, and I can run with them, even though, like I said, you come into college and guys are completely different.

It's kind of me just figuring out my strengths and what I'm good at and how I can be a capable runner, and I can be successful." It's a strength that Nix would love to see himself improve even more. But he also wants to see improvement in other areas, ones that he hasn't had as much success in. His accuracy is a big focus. As a freshman, Nix completed 58 percent of his passes. This season, he's improved that by three percent, completing 61 percent of his passes. But even with the growth, there are still some plays where he wildly misfires. Generally, Nix's problem is he overthrows the ball. He's overthrown Schwartz, who's one of the fastest wide receivers in the country, by several feet, and he also sent one way about 6-foot-7 Brandon Frazier's hands. But there have been a few, like the one to Eli Stove in the game against Texas A&M, where he also just completely missed the receiver. - Birmingham News


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  12/01/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Down 21 to Georgia, eight to South Carolina or 29 to Alabama, Auburn quarterback Bo Nix has never shown an inclination towards giving up. "There's no quit in our quarterback," coach Gus Malzahn said. Against the Gamecocks, Nix almost led the Tigers on a tying drive, but they stalled out on the South Carolina 12. Against the Bulldogs, he kept looking for big plays despite a large deficit. And against the Crimson Tide, he managed to slip into the end zone in the final quarter. But out of all those losses and failed comeback attempts, the one to Alabama hits different. It's Nix's first Iron Bowl loss. "I think it feels pretty terrible and it's not very fun," Nix said.

"It just hurts because of everything I have put into it, everything I've done to get to this moment. To come up a lot short, it's an awful feeling to be honest with you. I've never really been in this situation before." Nix grew up watching the Iron Bowl, grew up with dreams of leading the Tigers to victory in one of the biggest rivalry games in the country. He even played and won in Bryant-Denny Stadium, Alabama's home, as the quarterback at Pinson Valley High School. And then, last year, his dreams came true. Nix led Auburn to a suspenseful three-point victory. He secured Auburn's second victory over Alabama in three years with the home win. - Birmingham News


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  11/04/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  As Bo Nix walked the sideline after his final touchdown Saturday, a 91-yarder to Anthony Schwartz that pushed Auburn's lead over LSU to 48-3, the sophomore quarterback got some love from his head coach. A low five from Gus Malzahn as the two passed by each other. It was well deserved. After an up-and-down start to the season, Nix had unquestionably his best game of the year and likely the best game of his Auburn career in leading the Tigers to their 37-point win over the defending national champs. Nix finished 18 of 24 with a season-high 300 passing yards, a game-high 81 rushing yards, four total touchdowns and no turnovers. - Birmingham News

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  11/03/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix looked up into the jaws of the LSU defense. He wanted the ball in his hands. He wanted to attack. Nix came to play. Nix pulled the football on an option keeper in that moment, dashing left before he powered through a defender grasping at his shoulder pads, then dove for the pylon to score his third touchdown - undeniable on a stellar day for the sophomore. If he had something to prove, he proved it. "I think it's huge for Auburn to have a big win like that," Nix said. Two weeks after maybe the worst game of his college career at South Carolina, Nix led the Auburn offense to a record-setting beatdown against LSU. He threw for three touchdowns, ran in that hard-earned rushing score in the third quarter to put Auburn up big, then fired a 91-yard touchdown bomb to Anthony Schwartz in the fourth quarter to put an exclamation point on Auburn's statement day.

Nix finished with 381 total yards and four total touchdowns - staring down a rival and a national champion and never flinching. "He got beat up pretty bad two weeks ago, and he's establishing himself as one of the best in our league," Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said of Nix after the game. "I think it's about time people start recognizing that. It's something we can build upon - running the football, play-action shots. He made some really good moves with his feet - and third downs, we won the third-down battle today by quite a bit." Nix threw three interceptions in that loss at South Carolina that Malzahn mentioned, and he's been under the microscope in the public eye ever since. But Saturday he completed 18 of 24 passes for 300 passing yards and three throwing scores while rushing for 81 more yards and another touchdown on 11 carries. And he led the team to score the most points Auburn has ever scored against LSU. - Opelika-Auburn News


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  10/24/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn quarterback Bo Nix directed two fourth-quarter touchdown drives, capped by a 42-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with 1:11 left, to lift the Tigers to a 35-28 comeback win over Mississippi on Saturday. Auburn (3-2 Southeastern) rallied from a 28-27 deficit on its final offensive series, covering 80 yards in six plays. Williams, finishing with eight catches for 134 yards, caught Nix's pass in front of the Auburn sideline, twisted away from two tacklers and turned up the sideline to easily race for the decisive touchdown. Ole Miss (1-4) reached the Auburn 29-yard line in the final 10 seconds. Auburn forced an incomplete pass and preserved the win on a game-ending Ole Miss infraction as quarterback Matt Corral advanced past the line of scrimmage before throwing a desperation pass that would have counted as a Jordyn Peters interception without the penalty. Tank Bigsby had touchdown runs of 4 and 18 yards and finished with 129 yards on 24 carries as the Tigers finished with a turnover free 462 yards of total offense. Nix finished 23 of 30 passing for 238 yards, with the biggest plays reserved for Williams. Shaun Shivers and Nix had touchdown runs over 1 and 4 yards, respectively. - AP College Football

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  10/23/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  While Nix's unimproved road play in Year 2 could be cause for concern, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn appeared confident Tuesday that Nix will get things corrected with three road games - at Ole Miss, at Mississippi State and at Alabama - remaining on the schedule this year. "We played Georgia and they've got an extremely talented defense," Malzahn said. "That was a challenge. But like I said, up until this point Bo has done a really good job of protecting the football, even going back to last year and the (consecutive passes without an interception) streak and all that. He was trying to make a play. We'll do better moving forward in that situation. I'm very confident we won't make the same mistakes again."

Despite Nix's three interceptions against South Carolina, Malzahn applauded his quarterback's competitiveness in the losing effort, though he believes the Tigers can make things easier on him by being more balanced and not necessarily putting as much on his shoulders. Against the Gamecocks, Nix had the 47 pass attempts and added 15 rushing attempts-meaning he had the ball in his hands for 62 of the team's 83 plays from scrimmage, and that's without accounting for RPO plays in which he made the decision to hand off the ball. "(Balance is) really what we're going to focus on," Malzahn said. "That will help everything." Nix proved to his teammates Saturday that, despite his struggles and turnover problems, he's going to keep fighting until the end. - Birmingham News


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  10/23/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Nix tossed three interceptions last week in a loss at South Carolina, and now goes on the road to play the next youngest starter in the SEC West, Ole Miss redshirt sophomore Matt Corral. Corral is coming off a six-interception loss at Arkansas. We already know that Nix has the ability to perform well under pressure, and that's why it was difficult to see him struggle against the Gamecocks. This is going to sound crazy, but he kinda looked like a still-young quarterback whose offense didn't have a spring practice with a new coordinator. Malzahn even said it. "You know, it could be just Game 4 and not going through spring, I don't know, but if you look at the stat sheet, we wanted to be balanced, and for the most part we were," Malzahn said. All true. Nix's three picks were the game. After the brutal loss at Georgia, Nix is playing like this season is a mulligan. There was the boneheaded mistake at the end of the Arkansas game, and then his decision making in the second half against South Carolina once again looked like a player lacking focus. People want to know what's wrong with Nix. He's playing like an underclassman in a season that doesn't count against his eligibility. Every coach in the country was worried about motivating underclassmen going into this season. - Birmingham News

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  10/21/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The offseason addition of Chad Morris was supposed to help evolve Auburn's passing offense, but through four games this season the Tigers' passing attack has lagged behind. After a brutal performance against South Carolina, when Bo Nix threw three costly interceptions and completed just 24 of his 47 pass attempts for 272 yards, Auburn's passing offense is among the worst in the SEC an toward the bottom nationally among the 77 FBS teams already playing this season. The Tigers are averaging 217.3 passing yards per game, which is an increase from last season, but ranks 10th in the SEC this year and 51st nationally. The uptick in passing yards is also coming at a bit of a cost, with Auburn's passing efficiency the second-worst in the SEC and 66th nationally at 112.23. That's on pace to be the worst of the Gus Malzahn era (124.47 in 2015). It's something Auburn will need to address - whether it's scaling back the pass-heavy nature of the offense or finding a way for Nix to elevate his game and get the receivers on the same page - if it hopes to find more consistency on offense as the second half of the season approaches. Fortunately for Auburn, its next opponent, Ole Miss, features the SEC's worst pass efficiency defense and third-worst passing defense overall. - Birmingham News

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  10/20/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  It's been more than seven decades since the Gamecocks beat Auburn, and it certainly hadn't happened since South Carolina joined the SEC. Auburn jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter, but quarterback Bo Nix struggled mightily from that point on. Nix threw three interceptions and topped the day off with a unwise scramble on fourth down during Auburn's final drive in the final seconds. South Carolina fans recognized that kind of inept late-game management. The Gamecocks did not have to deal with any of that on Saturday, taking care of the football and taking advantage of Auburn's miscues. - Daily Advertiser

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  10/12/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The Auburn Tigers, given a gift inadvertent whistle on a botched spike in the closing seconds, sent Anders Carlson out for a second try at a game-winning field goal Saturday. This time the junior did not miss. Carlson booted a 39-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to give No. 13 Auburn a controversial 30-28 victory over the University of Arkansas on a rainy, muddy afternoon before a crowd of 17,490 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Arkansas (1-2), which fought back from a 17-0 deficit to take a 28-27 lead in the fourth quarter, nearly pulled off its second road win over a ranked team in as many weeks.

The controversy over Auburn quarterback Bo Nix's muffed snap and spike in the game's final half-minute is certain to live long in the lore of the series between the SEC West rivals. On a third-down play from the Arkansas 19 with the clock dropping below 30 seconds, Nix fumbled the snap, grabbed the ball from the grass and clearly spiked it behind him. As the officials flagged Nix for intentional grounding and began blowing their whistles, Arkansas safety Joe Foucha pounced on the loose ball. After a lengthy replay review, referee Jason Autrey announced that it confirmed the call of intentional grounding, and the officials actually ran 10 seconds off the clock for the grounding flag to rub salt in the Hogs' wound. - Northwest Arkansas Times


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  10/06/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Accountability was important after the Tigers' loss, and quarterback Bo Nix stepped up and took responsibility for what he considered a fall short of the mark on Saturday. Nix, who was 21-of-41 passing for 177 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, and who had eight rushing yards, shouldered the blame for taking pressure at different points against the Bulldogs, elaborating that he didn't slide the right way to help his linemen pick up that pressure. Nix also refused to place any blame on his receivers for drops and instead said he made some throws that the sophomore deemed "pitiful." When asked where Auburn needs to improve the most, Nix again placed the brunt of that burden on himself. "Just quarterback play," Nix said. "He needs to do a better job of moving the offense, being a better leader and completing passes when they are there." - Opelika-Auburn News

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  10/02/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has had the challenge of preparing for Nix the last two seasons. For Smart, the biggest change he's seen from freshman Nix to sophomore Nix is his ability to make quick decisions, a natural result of having a year of playing under his belt. "You can put no price tag on experience. I saw that with Jake Fromm. The first year, you saw these simple mistakes, and then the next year it was like, 'OK, I know the down and distance better. I know where the yard marker is. I know I'm in field-goal range, don't take a sack. I know where I'm going with the ball. I've seen this defense already about eight times. I know exactly what to do with the ball,'" Smart said. "It's very obvious that his learning curve is really fast in terms of being able to understand his offense, how to use it. He made some decisions in the last game that last year he wouldn't have made that decision that fast. "He's done a tremendous job, and he's a really good football player." - Opelika-Auburn News

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  09/30/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  After looking at what Nix and his receivers did in the 29-13 win over Kentucky, Georgia's Kirby Smart noted that Auburn has an ability to use its skill positions and get the ball to them from different locations. As the leader of the offense, Nix's skill is an essential component of that. And Nix has plenty of skill. Smart listed off Nix's attributes saying he has a vertical passing game, a great arm and great athleticism. That helped him complete 16 out of his 27 pass attempts for 233 yards and three touchdowns against Kentucky. He completed one of the throws with his legs wrapped up by a defender, and launched another deep ball from off his back foot. Nix doesn't just have an arm. He's also got a serious set of legs. "People don't understand how good of a runner he is," Smart said.

In Auburn's season opener, Nix was the team's leading rusher. He picked up 34 yards on five rushing attempts, averaging 6.8 yards per carry. He went for 13 yards on one of his runs. But out of all of his skills, Nix's decision-making ability is one of the most critical pieces of his success as a quarterback. As a coach's son, Smart said Nix has been around the game all his life and shows an he knows what good decisions look like. It has helped Nix to go six straight games without throwing an interception. He has made 220 pass attempts since his last interception, which was intercepted by Derek Stingley in the LSU game. "I think the dink-and-dunk is the decision making he has, and it gives him the opportunity to not throw picks," Smart said. "Quarterbacks avoid picks because they don't throw into situations that are adverse." - Birmingham News


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  09/29/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn quarterback Bo Nix was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for his performance against Kentucky, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday. Nix was versatile for the Tigers in their season-opening 29-13 victory against Kentucky. He was 16-of-27 passing for 233 yards and three touchdowns, rushed five times for 34 yards and punted twice with an average of 38.5 yards. His second punt came to a stop on the Kentucky 2-yard line. Nix was named to the honor roll along with Baylor senior running back and return specialist Trestan Ebner, who scored four times three different ways in the Bears' 47-14 victory over Kansas. - Opelika-Auburn News

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  09/05/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The 2020 Bo Nix looks like a "whole different person." Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz has seen a noticeable change in the way Nix holds himself from his freshman to sophomore year. Nix has always looked composed, Schwartz said. In his first college game ever, he was able to lead the team on a last-minute drive that led to a comeback win over Oregon. His composure led to people across the nation remarking on how cool and collected he was. But this year, Schwartz said Nix looks confident, comfortable and relaxed on top of cool and collected. The confidence, which has grown through the 2019 season and the 2020 offseason, is evident at practice as Nix's voice carries itself through drills and scrimmages, shouting both directions and playful trash talk. "He's talking way more," Schwartz said. "He's been going back and forth with the defense, just talking talking. But it's just all fun for him."

Nix isn't just talking to the defense for fun, he's also taking command of the entire team. Wide receiver Eli Stove said Nix has always been vocal, but now he's also a leader. He's speaking up for both the offense and the defense, saying "everything he's got to say." The defense has taken note. Linebacker K.J. Britt, who is the "quarterback" for the opposite side of the ball and one of the leaders on the defense, sees Nix play with the confidence born from "knowing that he's the quarterback here at Auburn University." Britt can see that Nix has settled into his offense and is taking pride in it. He's out there helping coach his teammates. Nix is able to be that type of leader, one who coaches teammates and directs the players around him, because he has gained a new level of experience and knowledge of the game. - Birmingham News


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  08/17/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Nix, a former five-star prospect and the first true freshman to start a season opener at quarterback for Auburn in the modern era, is coming off a successful-yet-uneven 2019 campaign. He was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and led Auburn to a nine-win season that included wins over Oregon in the season opener and rival Alabama in the regular-season finale, but he struggled with consistency while completing just 57.6 percent of his passes for 2,542 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions, including a handful of untimely ones in key losses.

Nix had to shoulder a lot as a true freshman, and he'll have to navigate a retooled offensive line that must replace four starters as well as a new lead running back in the backfield this fall. Still, with the arrival of new offensive coordinator Chad Morris -- who has a decorated track record of success in developing quarterbacks -- and a full year of experience under his belt, Nix should be positioned to take that next step as a sophomore. Auburn's success will hinge on it. - Birmingham News


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  08/01/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  2020 MANNING AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Bo Nix, So., Auburn,...Nix became the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for the Tigers since 1946. He went on to set the Auburn freshman record for passing yards (2,542), pass completions (217) and touchdown passes (16) in a season. He also added 313 yards rushing with seven touchdowns and was named the SEC Freshman of the year. - Auburn Football

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  07/27/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Bo Nix, Auburn,...Nix became the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for the Tigers since 1946. He went on to set the Auburn freshman record for passing yards (2,542), pass completions (217) and touchdown passes (16) in a season. He also added 313 yards rushing with seven touchdowns and was named the SEC Freshman of the year. Last week, he made the Davey O'Brien Award Watch List for the 2020 season. - Auburn Football

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  07/23/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WATCH LIST: Bo Nix, Auburn,...Nix, one of only eight sophomores on the list, is the reigning SEC Freshman of the Year after throwing for 2,542 yards, rushing for 313 yards, and scoring a combined 23 touchdowns in his first season at Auburn. He started all 13 games for the Tigers and was the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener since 1946. - Auburn Football

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  04/17/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The NCAA doubled the amount of time athletics staffs can have with their players, but the moved didn't faze the Auburn football players at all. After allowing four hours a week for team meetings and film review, the NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee announced Thursday that teams will be able to have eight hours of virtual contact per week. That amount is no different than what they'd be doing if they were at school participating in spring practice, linebacker Chandler Wooten said. At Auburn, even if they weren't in practice, they were talking ball. Unless they're talking to their families, those conversations have been reduced to texts and calls.

Besides, it's not like they have that much else to do soon, center Nick Brahms said. Auburn's classes will end soon and he expects everyone will have more time throughout the day and into the evenings. "I think, you know, if we get more done throughout the week, we might as well," Brahms said. "So, I'd rather be talking ball than playing XBOX." All things considered, Brahms feels the team has gotten a lot accomplished during the four hours they had together each week, especially with the installs. Doing it all over Zoom has been different, Wooten said, but the meetings have been informative. - Birmingham News


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  04/13/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix didn't want to spend his spring break like so many of his peers. Auburn's starting quarterback - instead of taking time off or relaxing for a week before what was supposed to be the start of spring practices - wanted to get better, so he booked a trip out to California and headed west for the week. Before the coronavirus pandemic restricted travel and grinded the sports world to a halt, Nix spent some time in Dana Point, Calif., with a trio of quarterbacks - a former pro, a current one and a soon-to-be one - working to hone their skills. There was Joe Burrow, the reigning Heisman winner, national champion and presumptive No. 1 overall pick in next week's NFL Draft.

There was Sam Darnold, the current New York Jets quarterback who was drafted third overall two years ago. There was also Jordan Palmer, the one-time NFL quarterback who has established a post-playing career as one of the most respected private quarterback coaches around. Then, among them all, was Nix, the rising-sophomore at Auburn. "It was just, obviously spring break, wanted to go out there and work with (Palmer) and just get fundamentally sound again," Nix said last week during a Zoom conference call with local reporters. "… Just going out there, obviously you can learn so much from them and you can soak up so much knowledge from them and how they play the game and just how to go about playing quarterback on a level like that." - Birmingham News


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  04/05/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Gus Malzahn isn't pontificating or speculating about the 2020 football season. Entering his eighth year at Auburn, Malzahn's focus is just now starting to shift back to football here amid Week 3 of everything being thrown out of whack due to the coronavirus outbreak. His focus, first and foremost, was with his team and making sure everyone is safe and healthy, and as remote instruction and installation of the offense and defense began this week, he has started to get his mind back fully to football mode-but he's not there just yet.

It's why, among other reasons, Malzahn hasn't even considered what will happen to the upcoming season - or if there will even be one, for that matter, as some have speculated in recent weeks - given the uncertain circumstances surrounding all of sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We're not speculating," Malzahn said Friday during a Zoom conference call with local reporters. "Really, as far as I've gotten to be honest with you is looking like if they report June 1, if they report June 15, if they report July 1, if they report July 15. To be honest with you, I've not gotten past July 15. So, really, my mindset is really just trying to stay positive and then to have the plan ready to go, specifically when they get back. I've not went anywhere in my mind past July the 15th." - Birmingham News


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  03/21/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  The cancelation of the remainder of spring sports and an uncertain timeline for a return to competition amid the coronavirus pandemic isn't stopping Auburn from moving forward with its plans for a standalone football facility. "Right now we are full steam ahead on the football facility," athletics director Allen Greene said Friday during a conference call with reporters. "Obviously, as things change on our campus and in our country and around the world, we will audible as we see fit, but we have been given the directive to move forward full steam ahead." Auburn's Board of Trustees in September approved the initiation of the program's "Football Performance Center" project, and during an emergency meeting in October, the board voted to approve the architects for the project, selecting the architecture firms of Goodwyn, Mills, Cawood of Montgomery and HOK Architects of Kansas City, Mo. - Birmingham News

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  03/04/20 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Nix had a solid freshman season, setting Auburn freshman records for completions, passing yards, touchdowns and consecutive pass attempts without an interception (191 in a row to close the season) while earning the SEC's top rookie honor, but his first year on the field also left plenty to be desired. Nix's completion percentage (57.6 percent) was 10th among 12 qualifying SEC passers last season, while his 6.7 yards per pass attempt ranked ninth, as did his 125.03 passer rating. Among freshman quarterbacks nationally who appeared in at least half of their team's games, Nix tied for eighth in touchdowns, was 13th in completion rate, sixth in passing yards, tied for 13th in yards per attempt 11th in passer rating.

The arrival of the former Arkansas head coach as Auburn's new offensive coordinator and play-caller this offseason is expected to do wonders for Nix's development. Morris has a track record of developing quarterbacks-a list that includes former Texas high school standouts Jevan Snead and Garrett Gilbert, who both went on to sign at Texas; former Tulsa standout G.J. Kinne (3,650 yards and 30 touchdowns in one year with Morris); and former Clemson star Tajh Boyd, who won ACC Player of the Year during his second season working under Morris and totaled 11,575 yards, 103 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing scores in three seasons being coached by Morris. Morris, whose system comes from the same roots as Malzahn's while putting more emphasis on the passing game, will work hand in hand with Nix this offseason in hopes of making the sophomore his next star pupil. It's something one of Morris' former proteges, Boyd, is confident will happen, tweeting back in January that he expects Nix to throw for 3,800 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2020. - Birmingham News


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  12/11/19 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  2019 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Bo Nix, Auburn,...Nix holds the Auburn freshman record for passing yards (2,366) pass completions (200) and touchdown passes (15) in a season. He has also rushed for seven scores. In Auburn's last four games he has thrown for 908 yards and three touchdowns without an interception, in addition to three rushing touchdowns. - SEC Football

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  12/11/19 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Former Arkansas coach Chad Morris is staying in the Southeastern Conference Western Division as Auburn's offensive coordinator. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring on Tuesday a month after Arkansas fired his longtime friend. Morris failed to win an SEC game in nearly two full seasons with the Razorbacks, but he has an impressive track record as an offensive coordinator. Morris was also SMU's head coach from 2015-17 after four seasons running the offense at Clemson. Like Malzahn, he built a name for himself as a high school coach; Morris in Texas and Malzahn in Arkansas. Morris replaces Kenny Dillingham, who appears set to join Mike Norvell at Florida State after one season. Malzahn resumed calling plays last season but it's not clear who will handle those duties after the hiring of Morris. - AP College Football

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  11/14/19 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Over the next three weeks, Auburn will be in the middle of the action even though the Tigers are outside the playoff race. No. 13 Auburn plays two top-five playoff contenders in No. 5 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) and No. 4 Alabama (No. 5 CFP) at home in November, and depending upon how the Tigers do their coach may or may not be in danger of losing his job. If the ground on the Plains is shaky for Gus Malzahn, he could become the most accomplished coach in a job market that already includes vacancies at a recent national championship program (Florida State) and the Southeastern Conference school (Arkansas) in his home state.

First chance for the Tigers to play spoiler comes Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium against Georgia in the Deep South's oldest rivalry. Meeting No. 116 will feature two tough defenses and a seasoned veteran quarterback in Georgia's Jake Fromm facing a freshman quarterback in Auburn's Bo Nix, who has had a bumpy ride this year. Auburn-Georgia is one of a season-high five games matching ranked teams on the schedule. The other one with major playoff implications is in the Big 12, where No. 12 Baylor tries to stay unbeaten against No. 10 Oklahoma. - AP College Football


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  11/03/19 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Auburn piled up yards, if not points, and the defense didn't permit many of either. Bo Nix passed for a career-high 340 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run and the 11th-ranked Tigers withstood Mississippi's final drive to escape with a 20-14 victory Saturday night. Auburn (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) mostly dominated on the stat sheet but struggled to put the 19-point underdogs away after repeated stalled drives and three missed field goals. Anders Carlson's third miss, a 49-yarder with 1:14 to play, gave Ole Miss (3-6, 2-4) a shot at a winning drive. A defense that has kept Auburn in every game made one final stop. "When the game was on the line, I'm real proud of the offense flipping the field and real proud of the defense ending the game the way it did," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.

The Tigers endured some harrowing moments along the way. The Rebels, who had no timeouts left, quickly moved from their 31 into Auburn territory. Plumlee hit Braylon Sanders for a 17-yard pass after a holding call negated a big gain and then ran 20 yards. Finally on fourth-and-3 from the 35, Plumlee scrambled around and made a desperation heave under pressure. Christian Tutt intercepted the ball and raced most of the way to the other end zone. And Auburn, which was coming off a 23-20 loss at No. 1 LSU, managed to survive. Nix completed 30 of 44 passes, including a 78-yarder to Harold Joiner that set up Auburn's first touchdown. Then he watched a defense that has kept the Tigers in every game. - Auburn/AP College Football


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  10/19/19 - QB Bo NixJr/2023, Auburn, 6-2, 214 (DS#7 QB) + More +

  Bo Nix was itching to get back on the field after struggling in a loss to Florida in his last start for No. 11 Auburn. The problem was the wait took two weeks as the Tigers had a bye following the 24-13 loss. Nix didn't waste much time moving on, throwing three touchdown passes including two in the span of 22 seconds in the third quarter as the Tigers routed Arkansas 51-10 Saturday. The true freshman also ran for a touchdown as the Tigers completely dominated this Southeastern Conference contest. "It's fun being out on the field with guys like Sal (Canella), Eli (Stove) and Will (Hastings), guys that can get open if they are over there covering the other two (Seth Williams and Anthony Swartz)," Nix said. "Everybody is just starting to come along."

Nix hit Seth Williams down the right sideline on a 48-yard pass with 4:19 left in the third quarter, then after an Auburn interception, Nix connected with Anthony Schwartz on a 15-yard scoring strike to give the Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC) some breathing room after Arkansas had closed to within 17-3. "It was really important," Nix said of the third quarter surge. "We didn't finish off the first half very well. We moved the ball, we just couldn't score. The second half we came out and threw the ball around and it was very good." Nix finished the day completing 12-of-17 passes for 176 yards and touchdown strikes of 48, 28 and 15 yards including a pair to Williams. - Auburn/AP College Football

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