In Bo we trust in Eugene, Oregon for the Ducks this upcoming 2022 season.
Bo Nix arrived at Eugene after the 2021 season transferring from Auburn University. Nix passed for 7,251 yards and 39 touchdowns in 34 career games for Auburn, while rushing for 869 yards and 18 more scores. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2019 after setting Auburn freshman records with 2,542 passing yards and 16 touchdowns. During his 2019 freshman season, Nix defeated Oregon in his first career start and Alabama in the same year.
Now Nix will be facing a different task and that is the PAC-12. In all honesty, Nix should feel some relief playing other opponents than an Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, and Arkansas every week. Sadly, he will not be running away from the SEC after the first game of the season, Georgia.
The out of conference matchup is set to play in Atlanta, Georgia as a “neutral” site. No one is being fooled here with the home advantage for the Georgia Bulldogs. What could be a possible advantage for the Ducks, is first year HC, Dan Lanning, former DC for Georgia.
Lanning led one of the best defenses in NCAAF history last season. Lanning should be familiar with schemes the Bulldogs run, but Kirby is SMARTer than that (No Pun Intended). Also, Bo Nix is relatively familiar with SEC defenses. The Ducks will need the premier game plan for the Dogs week 1.
Oregon Ducks Season Preview
This season for the Ducks will be an emotional ride with the passing of tight end Spencer Webb. I know the Eugene community will honor his life remarkably and so will the football program.
There is not a doubt that in Bo we trust as the starting QB this season. I am not giving any energy to the supposedly “open competition” between Nix and freshman QB’s. This is Bo Nix’s team and his to lead.
Now, can he lead the Ducks to the CFP? It may not be the biggest question asked for Oregon, but for the PAC-12 in general. There has not been a representer since the Washington Huskies back in 2016, when they faced Alabama.
USC has been grabbing for headlines since the arrival of former OU HC Lincoln Riley and QB Caleb Williams. The Trojans are the odds-on favorite with Utah to win the PAC-12. USC only tests are Utah, UCLA, and Notre Dame. If the Oregon Ducks can find a way to grab victories over BYU, UCLA, and Utah which are all home games, they may be sitting pretty with a one-loss record and a shot into the CFP.
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