Auburn QB Bo Nix is going through a rough patch as the Tigers prepare to play South Carolina. He only has a touchdown and an interception in the last two games, and hasn’t eclipsed 200 yards in either game, a loss to Georgia and a win over Arkansas.

Coach Gus Malzahn offered some thoughts on how to rally around Nix on Wednesday’s SEC coaches media teleconference.

“We need to be sound around him,” Malzahn said. “We had a few breakdowns from time to time but we are very pleased with him and his progress. We think he’s going to have a really good year.”

The offensive line is one area where Auburn is looking for continuity.

“Just trying to get five guys in the same spot in practice and get a game under their belt,” Malzahn said. “Hopefully, we’ll see how the rest of the practices go but that’s our goal this week.”

The Tigers face former Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp this week, and Malzahn recalled him being the Auburn defensive coordinator in 2015.

“We made a change and he just came off his time at Florida,” Malzahn said. “He had already been here once, he was familiar, I felt that was the way to go.”