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MrAUTigers
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Florida
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re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
Bo's biggest problems are mechanics. Bo needs to improve his footwork tremendously. That can be coached. The pocket presence aspect is on him. When he stands in the pocket, and sets his feet, he can throw darts. I am hoping we see improvement in both this season. I think that will lead to him being much more consistent.


awestruck
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re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
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Early expectations for Nix
A honest and hard look at his capabilities, strengths, weaknesses, and if he's indeed the best way forward.


(same as w/everyone)



AubieinNC2009
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Costal NC
Member since Dec 2018
1493 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
com' on man this is not how we do an Auburn offseason QB chat.

I predict Heisman, 6,000 yrds passing, 1,000 yards rushing, 2 receiving TD as well, and number 1 pick.

In all seriousness, I think Bo improves and we start seeing what we thought he would be and that is a good to can be great QB. He finally has 2 people coaching him that knows how to develop QBs.


TemperdTiger
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Montgomery, AL
Member since Oct 2013
645 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
247 seems to think he could be great, I think he has the opportunity to be if he gets his feet planted more often and isn't on the run the whole time. His pre-auburn Pinson Valley throwing was phenomenal


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wareaglepete
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Just east of Lyra
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re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
I think Bo has yet to have any decent QB coaching, yes Dad included. We know Gus couldn't develop QBs. I think it is pretty commonly accepted that he has not one, but two coaches now that know QBs and can coach them. Bobo has a great track record.
If Bo does not improve this year, it is time to move on from him. But, I think he will get better. I think it is all just basic stuff that he has never had a good foundation with and just needs work. But also, habits are hard to break.
This post was edited on 2/11 at 9:53 am


BranTheHuman2
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Los Angeles
Member since Jun 2019
181 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
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habits are hard to break


This right here. It's amazing how hard it is to change muscle memory. It's going to take an incredible amount of mental focus to learn things the right way, and then practice that so much that it becomes second nature.


marshallcotiger
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Member since Dec 2009
7413 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
It's never too late. I'm probably grasping here but since the first time I saw Nix play he has always reminded me of Brett Favre. I'm not sure about the arm strength but most everything else is similar, same size, same style, same mentally and even the same accuracy issues. Nix is actually ahead of Favre at this point in their careers by a decent margin. I say all that to simply point out that it isn't too late. That gunslinger/do it myself mentality can be a positive especially leadership wise. Just need some of the rough edges smoothed out so he can make the easy plays from the pocket when it's there.


wareaglepete
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re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
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Nix is actually ahead of Favre at this point in their careers by a decent margin.


Maybe. Never even saw Farve until late in his college career. I think a big difference is fundamentals. Now like I said, I would have to go back and watch Fresh/Soph Farve, but it seemed his issue on accuracy wasn't really accuracy and bad mechanics, it was that he was a true gunslinger and would make a light of high risk throws into tight coverage. High risk, high reward. He drove coaches crazy with that his entire career.


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marshallcotiger
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Member since Dec 2009
7413 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
My memory is a little fuzzy that far back too but i think i remember most of his issues were throwing everything too hard and not setting his feet. They ran different offenses obviously but i remember them having trouble keeping him in the pocket and stepping into throws. Even at GB he had a tendency to throw off his back foot when rushed


GruntAu
Member since Jul 2017
408 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
My memory is also fuzzy, but I am going to take a stab and say In no way would I compare Nix to Farve.


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higgs_boson
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State College, PA
Member since Sep 2014
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tilco
Auburn Fan
Spanish Fort, AL
Member since Nov 2013
11705 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
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The misinformation about routes. Gus run every route there is.


Are you for real?


marshallcotiger
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2009
7413 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
I've never heard anyone question the routes. What I've always heard mentioned is that the routes were designed with only one wr as the target. Everyone else was running decoy routes. Maybe i misunderstood though


atlau
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Member since Oct 2012
5113 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
Didn’t Bo work with a private QB coach last summer or am I misremembering. Seems like Gus became more lax on that policy (outside coaches). Wonder how Harsin feels about them. Also, what’s Bobo’s reputation developing QBs?


CorchJay
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Member since Nov 2018
2286 posts

re: Early expectations for Nix in 2021
You guys should check out The War Rapport on youtube. Had Chris Todd on last Monday and today. A lot of discussion of the difference in coaching between Leach and Gus. Also discusses what he sees from Bo.

Fairly high praise for Bo from Todd but does acknowledge footwork and balance. Very interesting to hear someone that agrees with what you see and what I have been saying footwork needs work, throwing mechanics is all good. However, I will say that Chris was probably holding a little back on talking about Gus and Bo but still think he was giving realistic and honest opinions.


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