Auburn football fans react to TJ Finley replacing Bo Nix at QB

Auburn football (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
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Saturday afternoon was a pull in case of emergency situation for first-year Auburn football head coach Bryan Harsin. He did it.

Harsin pulled Bo Nix for TJ Finley in the final drive of the third quarter.

Listen, he said he would if this happened. Nix has completed less than half of his passes and just hasn’t looked crisp against a middling Sun Belt team. Heading into Tiger Stadium next weekend, Harsin needs to have his best gun-slinger out there.

And he feels right now that the necessary man under center is the Louisiana native, setting up a juicy narrative for AU’s jaunt to Death Valley to take on LSU.

Tiger fans were in awe of the decision:

Finley was dominant against Alabama State after struggling against Akron in his Auburn football debut Week 1. He got the DNP last week in the loss to Penn State.

Now, the fate of the Tigers’ current status as a ranked team is in question. Even a narrow win might be held against them if Kansas State and UNC hold off their conference opponents. Wisconsin is likely the only team that will drop out of the AP Top 25.

But it’s in Finley’s hands now, not Bo’s.