Jordan Rodgers identifies Bo Nix' struggles under Gus Malzahn, shares 'roadmap' for improvement
Much has been made about Bo Nix’ struggles at Auburn, and how the quarterback has plateaued in his development.
Nix in his Auburn career has completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 4,957 yards with 28 career TD passes and 14 career TD runs. But he’s often criticized for freelancing or doing too much backyard football if the play goes off script.
During a segment on the SEC Network, analyst Jordan Rodgers explained that former coach Gus Malzahn’s plan was to use a fast-paced and up tempo attack, but defenses soon adjusted and once they did, Nix didn’t have any options or answers.
“Bo Nix is one of the most talented QBs in the SEC,” Rodgers said. “He needs the roadmap, he needs the answers. If the first read is not there, the second read is not there, he actually needs a route to go back to.”
Earlier this year, coach Bryan Harsin shared with Paul Finebaum about the adjustments Nix has made.
“He’s battled through, now, three different offenses and he’s willing to learn,” Harsin said. “He’s opened up his heart. He’s been in there every day with Coach Bobo. They have a chance to be together and prepare ourselves for the practices. He pushes himself at practice, he’s coachable when he’s on the field. And like any good player, he’s working to get better every single day and I appreciate that approach.”
— Brandon Zimmerman (@BZSEC) July 22, 2021