It can be rough for true freshmen quarterbacks starting in the SEC. Auburn’s Bo Nix had his ups and downs, finishing the Tigers’ 2019 campaign strong.

On Wednesday, AU coach Gus Malzahn shared that Nix has had a strong camp heading into his sophomore season on The Plains.

“He’s been very accurate this fall camp, specifically the second half,” Malzahn told reporters on the SEC media teleconference. “You know Bo’s got playmaking ability. Last year, he made a lot of plays with his feet and he made some plays when things broke down and I think that’s one of his strengths, too.”

Malzahn added that Nix has “hit it off” with new Auburn offensive coordinator Chad Morris.

“As far as the passing game goes you know you can really just tell that Bo is in a different spot than he was last year, with Coach Morris,” Malzahn said. “I think Bo and him have really kind of hit it off, and I know both are extremely excited.”