Former Auburn football quarterback Bo Nix could win the Heisman by simply continuing to do the job he is doing and leading Oregon to win after win in a loaded Pac-12 — this, at least, according to FishDuck’s David Marsh, who laid out the QB’s overly simple Heisman roadmap.
“Oregon’s offense isn’t as flashy as Washington’s or USC’s, but in many ways they are actually a far more terrifying team to go up against,” Marsh prefaced before saying, “Oregon is ruthlessly efficient on offense, and that is in large part due to Nix’s ability to run the offense. It isn’t flashy, but it is effective. Nix’s best hope to win the Heisman will come in continuing to do what he is doing: operate the offense and win games.”
With the Pac-12 quarterback hype heading into the season, and Nix, Michael Penix, and Caleb Williams — the latter of whom is suffering from a defense that forces him to pay more attention in the fourth quarter, and even multiple overtimes, than he should considering his video game numbers — living up to the hype, winning that conference with an undefeated record or even one loss could get the job done.
‘Telling’ for modern college football if former Auburn football QB Bo Nix’s numbers aren’t flashy enough
Marsh was repulsed by the idea of Nix needing to put up “flashy” numbers in order to win the Heisman if Oregon does indeed run the table and ends up with a conference championship by season’s end.
“As Dan Lanning said, ‘it’s rooted in substance and not flash,'” Marsh prefaced before saying, “If that isn’t good enough for Heisman voters then maybe that is telling in itself as to the nature of college football today.”
Nix is flashy enough as it is; doubly so given his Plains origin story. No need for inflated states to get him to the top of the Heisman totem pole if the wins are there.