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Thoughts on Bo Nix...

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by noones_90, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. grouchygator

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    if he beats UGA, he will be my POY.
     
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  2. Bushmaster

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    If you look at his infamous throw against Oregon, you will see it was a couple yards short of the goal line. If Oregon could tackle, it would have been game over and ruled another freshman mistake.
     
  3. gatorcaiman

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    never? I think Clemson answered that last season.
     
  4. The_Graygator

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    Looks good when he's at home and playing with a 21 point lead against a bad team.

    He'll be a good QB though.
     
  5. robertgator

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    Did they try to run much in the first half? Guess I could look at the stats but seemed they didn’t keep at it much.
     
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  6. Gator72211

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    Bo will be fine. He will go through some growing pains. To expect a true freshman to come to the Swamp when it’s on full Swamp mode and not get rattled is a bit much. It’s a bowl and holds the sound in. There’s 90’000 Gator fans sitting right on top of you breathing down your your neck. It’s not a good situation to hang your hopes on a true freshman QB.
    I know some may ask what about Trevor Lawrence? Trevor never had an environment like the Swamp at full tilt that he was thrust into so early in his career. Maybe he handles it better, maybe not.
    One thing is for sure and that is the Swamp was back and at full tilt. When the Gators are balling and the Swamp is packed there is no place like it. It’s not an enviable task for any QB let alone a true freshman.
     
  7. eightiesgator

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    I remember a true freshman of ours who handed Nick Saban his only loss at Red Stick, and followed that feat by beating the 11-win Dawgs in Jax. Bo hasn't approached that accomplishment...
     
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  8. TrueGator

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    Every Auburn player I spoke to after the game said that they felt that Nix played like the true freshman he is, and, his play was truly the difference in the game. Not my words... theirs.
     
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  9. gatorcaiman

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    until further notice his name has been changed to Bo Pix. I am somewhat surprised we didn't see Joey Gatewood. I am hearing that Gatewood will definitely enter the transfer portal.....when is the only question.
     
  10. GCNumber7

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    Media creation.
     
  11. phideltdj

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    He probably will be better next year but his offensive line next year won't as they are all seniors...I'm thinking he will be running for his life quite a bit next year.
     
  12. Distant Gator

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    Kerwin took a RS year before he started for us, if I recall.

    But I still wonder if Auburn's lack of run game was why Nix looked so bad.
    AU averaged 250+ ypg rushing before our game.
    They only had 124 Saturday- and 15 of that was the meaningless last play of the game.

    So this was a staple of theirs- and our DL took it away.
     
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  13. sovietgator

    sovietgator Lighten up Jan Brady (Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!)

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    Chris Leak was a frosh QB in 2003 and went into Death Valley and beat Nick Saban (Muschamp was DC) and the eventual national champion LSU Tigers by a score of 19-7. That was LSU's only loss of the season. Nix is nowhere near that, as are most frosh QB's in the SEC.
     
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  14. reaves2alvarez

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    We made him look like what he is - an 18 year old true freshman. No one else had done that yet. Kudos to our players and coaches. Bo clearly got confused several times and the crowd obviously got to him.

    But he has the skills and mentality to be great. Tebow loves him too. I’m just glad we won’t see him again unless it is the SECÇ. Dude has a great future.

    “Wes Chandler was Percy Harvin before Percy Harvin was born.”
     
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  15. atlantagator86

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    I think Malzahn put him in a tough position. On the road, in a hostile environment against a strong aggressive defense, I think he should have made more play call adjustments when it was apparent Nix was rattled. They really didn't seem to have an alternative game plan or make any real adjustments of offense.
     
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  16. G8tr69

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    He was Awesome on Saturday in the Swamp.............................
    For the Mighty Gators! He made some beautiful throws to US!
    :);):D
     
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