Bo Nix Announces He Will Transfer to Oregon from Auburn in Instagram Post

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVDecember 19, 2021

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
AP Photo/Butch Dill

Former Auburn quarterback Bo Nix announced Sunday on Instagram that he is transferring to Oregon.

"Coast to Coast," he wrote. "It's official! #GoDucks."

Nix has familiarity with the coaching staff. New Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Auburn in 2019 when Nix was a freshman for the Tigers.

His first game came against Oregon, a 27-21 win in which Nix threw the game-winning touchdown pass in the final seconds. He won the SEC Freshman of the Year award that season.

Per Tom Green of AL.com, Dillingham—who was Florida State's offensive coordinator the past two years—"had been a candidate for the offensive coordinator vacancy on Bryan Harsin's staff this month. A source at the time told AL.com that part of Dillingham's interest in potentially returning to Auburn was the opportunity to work with Nix again."

In three years at Auburn, Nix threw for 7,251 yards, 39 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, completing 59.4 percent of his passes. 

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I'm not sure a player's style better personifies <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pac12AfterDark?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pac12AfterDark</a> than Bo Nix. This could be a perfect fit.

In Nix's three seasons, the Tigers have gone just 21-15, and they are a disappointing 6-6 this year. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

T.J. Finley is the favorite to serve as Auburn's starting quarterback. The sophomore stepped into the role in the Tigers' last two games after Nix suffered a season-ending ankle injury, throwing for 325 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He was sacked seven times and Auburn lost both games.

"These guys have seen me in live action. These guys trust me," Finley said of serving as the starter, per Green. "They communicate well with me, and they allow me to do my job and communicate to them what I see on and off the field, and things of that nature. I think the guys have responded well to me stepping in and being the quarterback of the team.”