“I’m exhausted. I haven’t run around like that in a while.”

Will Bo Nix pull out his twinkle toes routine this week?  Probably, but it’s not a recipe for success against Georgia’s defense.  At least it hasn’t been so far:

The five starting quarterbacks to face Georgia this season — DJ Uiagalelei (Clemson), Tyler Johnston (UAB), Luke Doty (South Carolina), Ken Seals (Vanderbilt) and KJ Jefferson (Arkansas) — have combined on 33 carries for minus-6 yards.

Bo’s had some success running the ball this season — he averaged over six yards per rush against LSU last week — but he’s going up against the best run defense in the country this year, so we’ll see.

When asked about Nix’s frenetic performance in Baton Rouge with Georgia looming, Harsin said, “That’s not how you draw everything up, but there is that ability.”

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25 responses to ““I’m exhausted. I haven’t run around like that in a while.”

  1. Biggen

    He is fast. I’ll give him that. But his accuracy is horrible when on the run. Hard to fathom he can come close to repeating those wing and a prayer passes against us like he did at LSU for TDs.

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  2. Ran A

    I watched this game and then saw the highlights on the 60 minutes through the SEC show. He put the ball in peril more than once and it simply fell his way. If he plays that out of control on Saturday, this thing will be over at the half and he’ll be replaced by Finley.

    Looked at this six ways from Sunday. I think they will try what everyone else has tried on the defensive side. Soft zone, keep the receivers in front of you and try and get Georgia to make mistakes and do that while stopping the run.
    The problem they have is that Georgia has an O.C. that takes what you give and what you have in Auburn is a defense that has given up 6.7 yards a pass (not completion – pass), ranked 10th in the SEC against the pass and is dead last (over 67%) in allowing balls caught.

    And on offense, they’ll try to establish a running game and then hit off the play action pass. (And that’s not going to work).

    Auburn’s O-line begin to decline the day Kirby Smart got to Georgia. You can look at Auburns decline and tie it to their O-Line play. Since Kirby landed at Georgia, Auburn’s ability to recruit Georgia has gone down every year, especially on the LOS. I think Georgia will absolutely decimate their line on both sides of the ball during this game.

    If Auburn plays discipline football, they might be down 14 at the half. If Bo starts running around, Georgia could be up by 28.

    As tough of an out that Auburn has been on the Plains; just do not see Georgia losing this football game. They may ‘cover’ by the half.

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    • Ran, you’re all over it this morning…I totally agree, this looks like a major mismatch in our favor

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      I’ll be in my room…..

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Perfectly sound analysis, and yet….rabbit’s foot! Horseshoe! 4 leaf clover! There is just something about Auburn that they all too often are able to pull a rabbit out of a hat. I have seen it too often to be completely comfortable. Still, the way this team plays assignment (team) football, and with the talent being what it is I am only slightly nervous about this week.

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      • Muttley

        The rabbit helps if you can hang around close enough. If we TCB they’ll need much more than a prayer at the Hare.

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  3. Salty Dawg

    LOL! Kid, you’re in for a whole different ballgame come Saturday! All I have to say to you is, ‘Good luck! You are going to need it!” Those hungry dawgs have sniffed you out and you are in big, big, trouble! So is every QB from now on! GO DAWGS!!!

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  4. moe pritchett

    “Thats not how you draw everything up, but there’s that ability.”

    I’m wondering if all those dudes ran down by JD99 and DW95 said the same thing?

    “Why is this 6’6” 340lb man faster than me? This isn’t supposed to happen. Please make the bad man stop.”

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  5. I have a feeling Sweet Tea is going to be picking grass out of his face mask a lot on Saturday afternoon.

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  6. practicaldawg

    “Ability” is a double-edged sword

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  7. dawgtired7

    I’m thinking the talk of Nix’s great scrambling ability will only motivate the rabid pass-rushers on our D!! I’m glad the players on our D didn’t get their rabies shots 😉 These studs are foaming at the mouth every play!

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  8. stoopnagle

    I’m so happy for them that they beat LSU. Really, I am.

    “We want Georgia!” ringing in their little Tiger ears as they rolled their little corner. Yeah, Georgia is coming. Don’t you worry your precious little hearts.

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  9. Texas Dawg

    The reason that Nix was running around like a chicken with his head cut off is that his OL didn’t protect him against LSU. He had to run. They will most certainly not have any better luck on Saturday. The difference this week will be that the people chasing him will be a lot faster AND know how to tackle when they get there. I can’t count the number of times LSU had their hands on him only to see him squirt away. If he tries that school yard crap this weekend, I hope someone brings an excavator. They’ll need it to dig him up out of the turf after the DAWGS bury him.

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    • Nil Butron is a Pud

      ^^^ THIS ^^^

      My biggest concern is while doing his “SERPENTINE SHELLY!!! SERPENTINE!” act he spins into a Dawg and we get some BS targeting call.

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      • Texas Dawg

        That call scares me. It is such a nebulas penalty most of the time. Given the unbelievable level of incompetency that SEC officials display coupled with the game and or season changing potential of this penalty and you have a recipe for disaster.

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  10. Terry McCullers

    Channing Tindall = I must break you!,,

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  11. Avenge Murray, grab the hoses and wash out that cesspool after the game (the first shower for most Auburn fans since COVID) and enjoy the fried eagle before getting on the plane home.

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  12. I don’t care for Auburn.

    Prediction: 49-0 at half. Final score 70-0.

    15-0.

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