While Auburn football’s third-year QB Bo Nix has received a lot of heat for the mediocrity of the team for the past few years, Tiger fans have now turned their attention to the growing problem that is the Auburn wide receivers corps.
Everyone knew that the WR room would be a problem for the Tigers this year simply due to the fact that all the returning receivers were extremely underutilized under Gus Malzahn and most of the experienced receivers were off to the NFL.
After the Tigers nearly gave up a win to Georgia State early in the season, first-year head coach Bryan Harsin fired WR coach Cornelius Williams and replaced him with former Boise State staffer Eric Keisau in hopes of improving the struggling position group.
But now, heading into Week 7 of CFB, Auburn football leads the SEC in drops per game with 23 dropped passes in just six games, per AL.com. Bo Nix completed just 21-38 passes in Saturday’s loss, lowering his completion percentage on the season to 57.8.
Several times during the Georgia game there were critical dropped passes that could have changed the outcome of the game, so what is the coaching staff going to do to fix the problem? The only thing left for Auburn football fans to do is lay off Bo Nix and go in on the wide receivers:
With four more ranked opponents on the schedule, things are not slowing down in the least for Auburn football. If Bryan Harsin hopes to end the season successfully, they’re going to have to figure out a game plan that allows Bo Nix to actually move the ball down the field. Whether or not that happens is yet to be determined.