Former Auburn football quarterback Bo Nix is “legitimately close to solidifying himself in college football record books among some of the greatest to ever do it” according to Auburn Daily’s Lance Dawe.
“Bo Nix is legitimately close to solidifying himself in college football record books among some of the greatest to ever do it,” Dawe wrote.
He then listed off a number of passing records he is close to breaking.
“The former Auburn quarterback threw for 7,251 yards during his three seasons at Auburn,” Dawe prefaced before saying, “That’s third all-time in Auburn history. He threw for 3,593 yards in his first season at Oregon, giving him 10,844 career passing yards. That ranks 89th all-time in college football history. If he replicates his first season with the Ducks again in 2023, he will have 14,437 yards. That would place him at No. 9 in all-time career passing yards in college football history, passing Colt Brennan.”
Former Auburn football QB Bo Nix enjoying luxury in Oregon he didn’t on Plains
The former Auburn football QB Nix was highly complimentary of his Oregon offensive line, which was ranked third in line yards during the 2022 season according to Football Outsiders, following the Ducks’ spring game.
“I think they do a really good job,” Nix said. “There are new faces, but still very talented players. You get them going together and they start communicating more and more with more experience and as we go they’re only gonna get better. With that group, the name of the game is just staying healthy and so doing what’s right throughout the season with their bodies.”
Nix never had much of a fair chance in Auburn after Gus Malzahn underrecruited in the offensive trenches in the years preceding and during his Tigers tenure. If he becomes an all-time great, a formidable pass-protection unit in Eugene will be a big reason why — though even with an underwhelming OL, Nix still played admirably under center for AU.