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The 2019 Schedule: One Sentence Predictions

As I’ve done since 2010 — my only perfect year (I wonder why…) — I will keep this short and sweet and predict all of Auburn’s 2019 games with one sentence each. I know that’s too much for some of you, but you think you can get through 12 whole sentences? Let’s try…

– In 2010, I predicted that Auburn would go 11-0 in the regular season with a toss-up against Alabama. Auburn went 12-0 in the regular season.

– In 2011, I predicted that Auburn would go 9-2 in the regular season with a toss-up against Alabama. Auburn went 7-5 in the regular season.

– In 2012, I vowed to never pick another Auburn loss because of the results of 2010. I did just that and Auburn won 3 games. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

– In 2013, I went less homer, but maybe full homer, and picked a 9-2 regular season with a toss-up against Alabama, and the Tigers went 11-1.

– In 2014, I picked Auburn to go 11-0 in the regular season with a toss-up against Alabama. Auburn went 7-4 in the regular season. Maybe I should stop picking undefeated seasons.

– In 2015, I bought into the hype that never came to fruition. What are you gonna do? Everybody believed, then 3 little things (Duke, Jeremy, Carl) happened, and the season wasn’t what we wanted.

– In 2016, I went with mathematical logic, and it got me closer to 100% than most people. Four losses wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. The middle of the season kept me alive, though.

– In 2017, I missed three games. Auburn lost three games. Are you starting to get it?

– In 2018, I missed a few games, but I also only missed one game by one point, one game by a safety, and one game by a field goal.

Now let’s see how 2019 will go…

Aug. 31 – Oregon (Arlington) – The Ducks show up in uniforms lined with fluorescent light bulbs and immediately go into a shell when they remember what SEC defense looks like, as Bo Nix says “hey America.’
Worry level: 7. Score: Auburn 34, Oregon 16

Sept. 7 – Tulane – Auburn moves the series record one game closer in their favor with five 1st half touchdowns.
Worry level: 2. Score: Auburn 45, Tulane 10

Sept. 14 – Kent State – Nick Saban denounces his alma mater after the Golden Flashes fail to score on Auburn’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd defenses.
Worry level: 2. Score: Auburn 38, Kent State 0

Sept. 21 – at Texas A&M – The Tigers go to College Station, wonder what all the hype is about, score often, steal the soul of Jimbo’s offense, and remind the world that they’ve never lost there.
Worry level: 8. Score: Auburn 31, Texas A&M 20

Sept. 28 – Mississippi State – Auburn feasts on the Maroons to avenge a stupid, 14-point-swing-due-to-terrible-goal-line-calls loss last year, while Bo Nix beats them like his daddy did (combined 98-30 in 2 games).
Worry level: 5. Score: Auburn 48, Mississippi State 17

Oct. 5 – at Florida– The 5-0 Gators, all high and excited, won’t understand why they all of a sudden have to play a team that’s good when the score is 21-0 at halftime.
Worry level: 7. Score: Auburn 34, Florida 23

Oct. 19 – at Arkansas – A game that has been scary in the past doesn’t have the same feel when one team is Top 5 and the other team already has 5 losses.
Worry level: 4. Score: Auburn 45, Arkansas 17

Oct. 26 – at LSU The Purple Tigers finally get what’s coming as Boobee Whitlow scores on 4th-and-1 with under a minute to play.
Worry level: 8. Score: Auburn 24, LSU 23

Nov. 2 – Ole Miss – Auburn puts the Rebels where they belong with a dominating performance by Seth Williams (3 TD, 245 yards).
Worry level: 5. Score: Auburn , Ole Miss

Nov. 16 – Georgia – It’s 2017 all over again, but this time it’s Bo and Boobee blowing out the #DWAGS.
Worry level: 8. Score: Auburn 38, Georgia 13

Nov. 23 – Samford – No Pat Sullivan means no more niceness.
Worry level: 1. Score: Auburn 56, Samford 3

Nov. 30 – Alabama – The Tigers hold a 10-point lead at the half, before a failed comeback, led by backup QB Mac Jones, is thwarted by a missed Tide field goal.
Worry level: 10. Score: Auburn 23, Alabama 20

Now give me your predictions and/or tell me how smart I am in the comments section below.

Ranking College Football’s Top-30 Cornerbacks 2019-2020 – Scout

Ranking College Football’s Top-30 Cornerbacks 2019-2020  Scout

Florida Gator C.J. Henderson takes the top spot in the top-30 CB rankings. Ohio State’s Jeff Okudah is not far behind and might have the most upside, but his …

Carolina Panthers diagnose Cam Newton with mid-foot sprain – 247Sports

Carolina Panthers diagnose Cam Newton with mid-foot sprain  247Sports

In their “dress rehearsal” for regular season competition, the very worst case scenario for the Carolina Panthers was if something happened to Cam Newton in …

Scouting Auburn RB commitment Tank Bigsby – 247Sports

Scouting Auburn RB commitment Tank Bigsby  247Sports

Ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 35 player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Auburn running back commitment Tank …

Predicting the 2019 SEC Football Season: Auburn Tigers – Roll Bama Roll

Predicting the 2019 SEC Football Season: Auburn Tigers  Roll Bama Roll

Gus Malzahn inches closer and closer to a cheaper buyout.

Friday Auburn football Tiger Tidbits – 247Sports

Friday Auburn football Tiger Tidbits  247Sports

Auburn football is the featured topic as the Tigers prepare for next week’s season-opening matchup vs. the Oregon Ducks.

Jason Caldwell’s Friday Auburn mailbag column – 247Sports

Jason Caldwell’s Friday Auburn mailbag column  247Sports

Jason Caldwell of Inside the Auburn Tigers answers questions about Auburn football, basketball and softball in this edition of his Friday Mailbag column.

Predicting records through September for each Top 25 team – 247Sports

Predicting records through September for each Top 25 team  247Sports

Getting off to a fast start is important in college football. It can give a program confidence and give it some room for error in case of an unforeseen loss later in the …

Podcast: An odd duck on the Oregon Trail – 247Sports

Podcast: An odd duck on the Oregon Trail  247Sports

Outside of the coaches on both sidelines in the Advocare Classic, no one has more knowledge about the Auburn and Oregon roster than James Crepea.

The Auburn Creed: A Motto Every Tiger Should Know by Heart – Fanbuzz

The Auburn Creed: A Motto Every Tiger Should Know by Heart  Fanbuzz

When looking at what a university stands for, there is no better way than by reading the school’s creed. That stands true for Auburn.

Freshman Quarterbacks at Auburn.

Stan White leads all freshman quarterback starters with 12 games.

     War Eagle, everybody! We are now about a week away from SEC football cranking up again. Hot on the heels of true freshman Bo Nix getting the starting nod for Auburn’s opener, I decided to look back at freshman quarterbacks I can remember at Auburn.

     The first freshman I can remember starting was Bobby Walden, in 1985. Pat Dye’s team transitioned away from the wishbone that year, and installed a power-I offense featuring backs Bo Jackson and Brent Fullwood. At quarterback the first 3 games, Auburn rotated 3 quarterbacks, Walden, Jeff Burger (who was also a redshirt freshman that year), and Pat Washington. Walden received 3 starts, but split playing time. The rotation worked well enough in a blowout win over SW Louisiana, and a closer than expected win over Southern Miss. Auburn then traveled to Knoxville, and suffered Pat Dye’s worst loss to Tennessee in his head coaching career, 38-20. Dye stopped the rotation after that game, and Pat Washington started the rest of the year. Walden suffered some unnamed injury after that, and never again was a factor. Walden was 2-1 as a starter.

     In 1986, I seem to remember redshirt freshman Reggie Slack getting a start against Mississippi State in Starkville, but Jeff Burger came in for the second play, and had the rest of the meaningful snaps in that 35-6 blowout.

     1990 was freshman Stan White’s year, and he started all 12 games for Auburn, and the team had an 8-3-1 record. White would go on to be a 4-year starter, and set a number of Auburn passing records.

     Gabe Gross would be the next Auburn freshman starter, in 1998. Gross got starts at Mississippi State, against Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Central Florida, Georgia, and in Birmingham against Alabama, in the last Iron Bowl played at Legion Field. Gross’ freshman record as a starter was 2-4.

     Jeff Klein got the call as a redshirt freshman the next year, in 1999, after a shoulder injury to starter Ben Leard. Klein’s first start was in Knoxville, Tennessee, against the defending national champion Volunteers. Klein started against UT, Mississippi State, Florida, and Central Florida, picking up his lone win against the Golden Knights, on a late touchdown pass to take the lead in an eventual 28-10 win. Klein was 1-3 as a freshman starter.

     Redshirt freshman Jason Campbell got the nod in 2001, and started against Ball State, Ole Miss, at Syracuse, at Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Florida, before being benched in the Florida game, in favor of JUCO transfer Daniel Cobb. Campbell returned to the starting role in the regular season finale in Baton Rouge, Louisana against LSU. Campbell also started the Chick Fil A Bowl against North Carolina. Campbell’s record as a freshman starter was 5-3.

     Auburn’s next freshman starter was true freshman Kodi Burns, against New Mexico State in 2007. He was quickly relieved in favor of 6th year senior Brandon Cox in that game.

     In 2012, injuries mounted for the Tigers as the year progressed. True freshman Jonathan Wallace had to finish the 63-21 debacle against Texas A&M, and started the rest of the season’s game. Wallace led wins over New Mexico State and Alabama A&M, and the offense failed to score a single point against Georgia or at Alabama. Wallace was 2-2 as a starting freshman quarterback.

     The next season in 2013, true freshman Jeremy Johnson got the start on Homecoming against Western Carolina, and finished 1-0 as a freshman quarterback starter.

     The last Auburn freshman quarterback to start a game was Sean White, in 1915. White got his first start at home against Mississippi State, a 17-9 loss. White started against San Jose State, at Kentucky and at Arkansas, before injury sidelined him. White returned to start in the Birmingham Bowl against Memphis. As a freshman starter, White’s record was 3-2.

     Overall, as best I can tell, Auburn’s record with a freshman starting quarterback is 26-18-1, or a 58.9 percent winning percentage. Against SEC competition, the record is only 10-15-1 (40.4 percent). By comparison, the past 35 years when Auburn has a senior starter at quarterback, the SEC record is 61-26-1, or 69.9 percent. I suspect that this will be an interesting season, no matter which freshman ends up taking the majority of the snaps.

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The major position battle still raging at Auburn – 247Sports

The major position battle still raging at Auburn  247Sports

AUBURN, Alabama — One major position battle is still up for grabs at Auburn. The Tigers have figured out their much-discussed quarterback race by deciding to …

Thursday Auburn football Tiger Tidbits – 247Sports

Thursday Auburn football Tiger Tidbits  247Sports

Auburn football is the featured topic in Thursday’s edition of Tiger Tidbits.

College football 2019: How soon will Urban Meyer Watch begin? – Los Angeles Times

College football 2019: How soon will Urban Meyer Watch begin?  Los Angeles Times

No retired coach in the history of college football will have received as much attention as Urban Meyer will this fall.

SEC Football: Preview and Predictions for the 2019 Season – Bleacher Report

SEC Football: Preview and Predictions for the 2019 Season  Bleacher Report

For the past two seasons, Alabama not only has had Georgia’s number, but the Crimson Tide have also programmed it in their phone and pranked-called the …

No. 16 Auburn’s Wanogho a standout lineman, not next LeBron – Fox News

No. 16 Auburn’s Wanogho a standout lineman, not next LeBron  Fox News

Prince Tega Wanogho came to Alabama wanting to be the next LeBron James.

Kirby Smart comments on ‘championship or bust’ mentality surrounding Georgia football – DawgNation

Kirby Smart comments on ‘championship or bust’ mentality surrounding Georgia football  DawgNation

Welcome to Good Day, UGA, your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know …

CFB handicapper Danny Sheridan high on Auburn, thinks Tigers could win 10 games – Saturday Down South

CFB handicapper Danny Sheridan high on Auburn, thinks Tigers could win 10 games  Saturday Down South

The Auburn Tigers face a tough schedule this fall, with games against No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia, No. 6 LSU, No. 8 Florida, No. 11 Oregon and No. 12 Texas …

CFB handicapper Danny Sheridan high on Auburn, thinks Tigers could win 10 games – Saturday Down South

  1. CFB handicapper Danny Sheridan high on Auburn, thinks Tigers could win 10 games  Saturday Down South
  2. Danny Sheridan: Auburn wins 10 games minimum  247Sports
  3. Auburn still ‘hopeful’ Anthony Schwartz will play against Oregon  247Sports
  4. AuburnSports – WRs back to full health is ‘morale-booster’ for Auburn offense  Rivals.com
  5. View full coverage on Google News

Prince Tega Wanohgo Jr. didn’t know who Nick Saban was in HS – 247Sports

Prince Tega Wanohgo Jr. didn’t know who Nick Saban was in HS  247Sports

Even as an Alabama resident, he didn’t know Nick Saban.

Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. didn’t know who Nick Saban was in HS – 247Sports

Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. didn’t know who Nick Saban was in HS  247Sports

Even as an Alabama resident, he didn’t know Nick Saban.

Danny Sheridan: Auburn wins 10 games minimum – 247Sports

Danny Sheridan: Auburn wins 10 games minimum  247Sports

The analyst predicts a strong season for the Tigers.

Breaking down legendary Miami coaches first game as Hurricanes – State Of The U

Breaking down legendary Miami coaches first game as Hurricanes  State Of The U

Manny Diaz is set to kick off his career as head coach of the Hurricanes.

Wednesday Auburn football & basketball Tiger Tidbits – 247Sports

Wednesday Auburn football & basketball Tiger Tidbits  247Sports

Auburn football, football recruiting and basketball recruiting are the topics in Wednesday’s Tiger Tidbits from Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Carl Lawson looks to establish himself as an elite pass rusher in 2019 – Cincy Jungle

Carl Lawson looks to establish himself as an elite pass rusher in 2019  Cincy Jungle

Carl Lawson showed incredible potential as a pass rusher in his rookie season, but unfortunately, his second year was cut short. As Lawson recovers from his …

No. 16 Auburn’s Wanogho a standout lineman, not next LeBron – Associated Press

No. 16 Auburn’s Wanogho a standout lineman, not next LeBron  Associated Press

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Auburn still ‘hopeful’ Anthony Schwartz will play against Oregon – 247Sports

Auburn still ‘hopeful’ Anthony Schwartz will play against Oregon  247Sports

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Interesting Tidbits on the QB Battle, Defensive Hopes, and Auburn in the NFL

Happy Wednesday. College Football is back this Saturday and Auburn plays in 10 days. We’ve almost made it. I know you’re not spending anytime outside in the 95 degree weather, so spend your afternoon catching up on all the interesting tidbits you need to know. Enjoy.

– Both preseason rankings and ESPN’s Power Index are out. What do you think of Auburn’s spot?

– Given the above rankings, does Auburn have the toughest schedule in America?

– For my gambling inclined readers, here’s a solid breakdown of Auburn’s odds against Oregon.

– The QB battle continued even after fall camp ended. See what Gus had to say about the battle.

– Lo and behold, we have a starting QB just a day after camp. See what the decision could mean for the future of Auburn Football.

– Auburn’s defense continues to get attention. Read more about a surging Buck and see who earned Auburn’s first Preseason All-American nod since 2014.

– The WR group is a little banged up after fall camp, see what WR coach Kodi Burns said about the injuries. Speaking of receivers, is the WR1 clear this season?

– We learned a lot about Australian punter Arynn Siposs, including how he’s prepared for the season and whether he’s been to Outback Steakhouse.

– If you’ve ever wanted a breakdown of scholarships, you’re in luck. On that note, watch three walk-ons get scholarships. These videos will ever get old.

– Former Auburn players are showing out in the NFL preseason. See Jamel Dean’s interception and Jarrett Stidham’s touchdowns.

– Learn more about one of Auburn’s two Princes.

– Here’s an update on the Harvey Updyke story.

 

Let me know if I missed anything in the comments below.

Nebraska football must manage hype, lofty expectations in 2019 – Saturday Blitz

Nebraska football must manage hype, lofty expectations in 2019  Saturday Blitz

Scott Frost acquired a reputation for having a big year two while at UCF. Will Nebraska football have a big second year under Frost?

Winning out West

Note to readers – This is what I get for watching my favorite old movies on Netflix and Hulu.  
 
Jeremiah Johnson

Made his way into the mountains

Betting on forgetting

All the troubles that he knew

The trail was wide and narrow

The eagle or the sparrow

Showed the path he was to follow

As it flew

In many ways, this upcoming 2019 Auburn Tiger season is daunting in the extreme. Towering peaks of adversity in the form of no fewer than six preseason top fifteen teams litter the schedule with the highest ranked, most talented teams at the end of a very long season. The Tigers have a true freshman starting quarterback, lost games to four of the six teams now ranked ahead of them on the first preseason poll, won only three of six SEC Western Division games they played last year, and lost both games to SEC East teams.
 
It’s a challenge of an uncharted wilderness being faced by neophyte.
 
Additionally, the head coach has taken over all offensive play-calling, even after hiring a new offensive coordinator. Auburn has also had a string of injuries to its receiving corps and key players that are returning are coming off injury-plagued seasons and their impact for the coming year cannot be fixed as anything but a complete unknown. There is simply no way to tell if they’ve been able to reach back to the level of play they achieved before being injured.
 
And yet,…
 
Despite the trackless paths the team is scheduled to navigate this season, beyond the rocky gulfs and windswept chasms of an unforgiving season ahead, I can’t shake the feeling that there is strong reason to hope for something spectacular to happen in 2019.
 
Call me ‘cocky for a starving pilgrim’ if you like, but I believe  this team is ready to skin as many grizzlies as are lined up for them to handle.
 
“l can skin most anything.”
Because the large bore Hawkin gun we have now have in our hands courtesy of Kevin “Hatchet Jack” Steele is that veteran Tiger defense on the other side of the ball. 
 
Think of it this way – call it what you will, the Tuberville Two-Step, the Mad Hatter Masquerade or the Saban Process, it all comes down to a fairly tried and true method of winning way out West. That is, if you can run the ball behind a good line and have a powerful, run-stopping, pass-rushing, quarterback-sacking, shutdown-corner robber defense, it doesn’t really matter all that much how experienced your quarterback is or how often you pass deep. Provided you can run effectively and pass just enough to move the flags, chances are you’ll win against just about everyone else so long as that defense gets you the ball back reliably and efficiently, even when you get in to trouble on offense.
 
This doesn’t mean you won’t take that occasional big play when a man is open, just that you don’t have rely on it so often when you’re in a tight game. Your defense will just give the ball back in four plays and you have the opportunity to try again,…and again.
 
It’s the formula that has earned Nick Saban, Ed Orgeron, Kirby Smart and even Jimbo Fisher their current head coaching jobs (and for that matter, Jeremy Pruitt and Wil Muschamp). If you look at their current rankings, that’s pretty much why their teams are ranked as high as they are in the preseason. They all have returning starters on offense in key positions, but the greatest argument I’ve seen in article after article on why their teams are expected to shine this year is due to their defensive prowess and host of returning starters on that side of the ball.
 
Come or think of it, this traditional method of winning the west may be as old as the Bear himself, and certainly a fundamental principle of how Pat “Bearclaw” Dye first earned that nickname back in 1982.
 
Along with ‘Bo over the top’, that is.
 
Granted, preseason hopes are always higher than the Rockies for every team and until the scrum of the first several games is completed and that first heavy snowfall of the season reveals just how long and harsh the year will be. But try as I might, I just can’t dismiss this feeling that this year’s journey is on the verge of the magnificent.
 
Overlooking the field on opening day,…

Ain’t this somethin’? I told my pap and mam I was coming to the plains to learn and be an Auburn man. Acted like they was gut-shot. Says, “son, make your life go here. Here’s where the peoples is. Them plains is for Tigers and the War Eagle.” I said, “Mother Gue, Jordan-Hare is the marrow of the world.” 

And by God I was right!

I ain’t never seen ’em, but my common sense tells me Tuscaloosa is for the meek, and Athens is where children play! This here stadium is God’s finest scupturing! And there ain’t no laws for the brave ones! And there ain’t no asylums for the crazy ones! And there ain’t no churches, except for this right here! And there ain’t no priests excepting the War Eagle! By God, I are an Auburn fan, and I’ll live ’til an arrow or a bullet finds me. And then I’ll leave my bones on this great field of the magnificent . . .

 
 A tribe’s greatness is figured on how mighty its enemies be.
 
War Eagle! August 31st can’t get here fast enough!

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‘Not your normal freshman’: How Bo Nix achieved lifelong dream of becoming Auburn’s quarterback – Montgomery Advertiser

‘Not your normal freshman’: How Bo Nix achieved lifelong dream of becoming Auburn’s quarterback  Montgomery Advertiser

Bo Nix grew up the son of a former Auburn quarterback, but watching Cam Newton lead the Tigers to a national championship “really fueled my fire.”

College football rankings for SEC coaches – A Sea of Blue

College football rankings for SEC coaches  A Sea of Blue

How does the SEC coaching hierarchy shape up heading into the 2019 season?

College football rankings for SEC coaches – A Sea Of Blue

College football rankings for SEC coaches  A Sea Of Blue

How does the SEC coaching hierarchy shape up heading into the 2019 season?

How Bo Nix achieved lifelong dream of becoming Auburn’s quarterback – Montgomery Advertiser

  1. How Bo Nix achieved lifelong dream of becoming Auburn’s quarterback  Montgomery Advertiser
  2. Auburn goes with freshman Nix as starting QB  ESPN
  3. True Freshman Bo Nix Named Auburn Starting Quarterback  Sports Illustrated
  4. Keith Niebuhr: Not over for Gatewood after Bo Nix named starter  247Sports
  5. Auburn names freshman Nix starting QB  Lyndy’s Sports Annuals
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Joey Gatewood is Auburn’s backup quarterback, but could he play a role bigger than that? – Montgomery Advertiser

Joey Gatewood is Auburn’s backup quarterback, but could he play a role bigger than that?  Montgomery Advertiser

Bo Nix is Auburn’s starting quarterback, but there seems at least a chance that the team could try to find a way to use Joey Gatewood, too.

Urgency rising inside of Ducks’ football coaching staff – KEZI TV

Urgency rising inside of Ducks’ football coaching staff  KEZI TV

As Oregon football draws closer and closer to the start of the 2019 season, coaches on the defensive side relay the importance of urgency before their debut.

WATCH: Auburn QB Bo Nix speaks to media after winning starting job – Saturday Down South

WATCH: Auburn QB Bo Nix speaks to media after winning starting job  Saturday Down South

The big news out of the Plains on Tuesday was that true freshman Bo Nix won the competition to be Auburn’s starting quarterback. On Tuesday evening, Tigers …

25 Teams Most Likely To Win the College Football Championship – Yahoo Finance

25 Teams Most Likely To Win the College Football Championship  Yahoo Finance

College football season is fast approaching, and with the College Football Playoff entering its sixth season, fans have an undisputed champion in a sport that for …

6 things to know about Oregon vs Auburn – KOIN.com

6 things to know about Oregon vs Auburn  KOIN.com

The start of the Oregon Ducks 2019 football season is just around the corner. Here are six things to keep in mind ahead of the showdown against the Auburn …

Dream Comes True For Bo Nix, First Freshman Starting QB for Auburn in 73 Years

Thousands of children grow up every year dreaming of playing football for their favorite college football team. Bo Nix will have the opportunity to do that at Auburn. And the freshman found out today that he will also be the first freshman quarterback to start for the Tigers in 73 years when Travis Tidwell led the nation in total offense in 1946.

From all reports he won the job after a fierce head to head competition with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. There were time s during fall camp when observers thought Gatewood would get the nod and there were times when it looked like Nix was the guy.

At 6-5, 233 Joey is the bigger of the two and has a running style teammates compare to Cam Newton. Ultimately it came down to Bo’s pure passing ability. The 2018 Mr Alabama Football threw for over 12,000 yards at Pinson Valley High leading the Indians to back-to-back state titles.

At 6-2, 215 pounds he has also drawn comparisons to another former Tiger signal caller, Jarrett Stidham, who now plays for the New England Patriots. Although he is more of a pocket passer, Nix is fast and has the ability to run the zone-read part of the Malzahn play book just like Stidham did.

The son of a legend at Auburn (Patrick Nix) Bo has waited and trained for this moment all his life. He grew up hearing about legendary plays when his father wore the Orange and Blue and now he has an opportunity to make those same memories for himself.

Every Auburn fan knows who this freshman quarterback is before he takes his first snap in Auburn’s opener against No.13 Oregon. Soon the rest of the nation will know who Bo Nix is as well.

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Bo Nix named starting quarterback at Auburn – WTVY, Dothan

Bo Nix named starting quarterback at Auburn  WTVY, Dothan

Former Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix has been named the starting quarterback at Auburn.

Podcast: What Bo Nix brings as Auburn’s starting quarterback – 247Sports

Podcast: What Bo Nix brings as Auburn’s starting quarterback  247Sports

Bo Nix is Auburn’s future and the future is now. The true freshman was named Auburn’s starting quarterback Tuesday — a story broken by Auburn Undercover …

Auburn QB Bo Nix could break record set by his dad in Tigers’ season opener – Saturday Down South

Auburn QB Bo Nix could break record set by his dad in Tigers’ season opener  Saturday Down South

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn named a starting quarterback on Tuesday, choosing true freshman Bo Nix over redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. Now, Nix …

Ranking Auburn’s 2019 Football Schedule

Football will be played this week. No, not Auburn football. But one of Auburn’s opponents will play this week. They are playing the team that owes Auburn their 1983 National Championship trophy. But enough about that. This is 2019. Move on, Blogle.

As has become tradition on this here website, it’s time for me to rank the games on Auburn’s schedule based on various forms of criteria: best tailgate possibility, most hatable coaches, ugliest cheerleaders, etc.

No really, my rankings are based purely off worry level and the likelihood of magnitude at the time the game is played.

Note: I was unable to include the SEC Championship Game and the two playoff games because the opponents have not been determined as of this date.

12. Kent State (9/14) – Nick Saban went to Kent State. That’s enough to move this game up the list, but come on. The Golden Flashes went 2-10 playing a MAC schedule last year.

11. Samford (11/23) – So the last few times Auburn has played Samford, Auburn had to be nice because Pat Sullivan was there. Now that he has stepped down, it’s fine to beat them like they should be beaten.

10. Tulane (9/7) – Did you know the Green Wave used to be in the SEC? Yeah, and though the Tigers have only played them once since 1955, Tulane actually has a winning record against Auburn. Real Vanderbilt type stuff there. Time to get that closer to how it should be. Nothing that uses a color-based gush of water deserves anything over Auburn.

9. Ole Miss (11/2) – I have no idea how good Ole Miss is supposed to be this year, but I don’t see a reason to think they’ll be better. They are picked to finish 6th in the SEC West, and while most predictions are trash, when you’re picked that close to last, you’re usually at least bottom half. Auburn getting them in Auburn should be enough.

8. at Arkansas (10/19) – Like Ole Miss, I’m not really sure what we’re going to get here. (Disclaimer: that line is copied from last year’s post and it still rings true). Arkansas is picked dead last in the West. There’s literally no reason to think they’ll get better other than Chad Morris having another year to continue to build. “At Fayetteville” is the only reason this is higher than Ole Miss.

7. Mississippi State (9/28) – The Maroons were not nearly as good as they appeared at times last year, but the only reason they were decent is gone now. Remember that guy that ran a lot and was given a free touchdown in last year’s game? Is it just me or are both Mississippi schools coached by the same guy?

6. at Florida (10/5) – Auburn hasn’t been there in a while. This time they’ll face Mullen’s Gators. That guy keeps falling into easy situations. Mississippi State with no repercussions, now Florida with one division threat. 2nd best coach in the SEC!

5. at Texas A&M (9/21) – The Aggies are getting a lot of love this year. It’s like people think Jimbo is coaching Jameis. I don’t know how they are going to be better after what they lost on defense, but they don’t play defense anyway. They have a decent QB, but haven’t they had some really good QBs that couldn’t beat Auburn?

4. at LSU (10/26) – LSU is only this high on this list because it’s a division foe and it’s LSU. We are about to see the decline of the program that Saban made some believe had always been a power. Coach RawrRawr just doesn’t have it. And no, last year’s game doesn’t prove anything either way. (This is literally the same thing I said last year. Look it up).

3. Oregon (8/31) – A Pac-12 team with a good quarterback faces Auburn in a neutral site on Week 1. Where have I heard that before? Except Oregon isn’t as good as Washington was last year, and they’ve never seen a defense like they will see in Arlington.

2. Georgia (11/16) – You better go to this one. Georgia (and Auburn) will playing for a shot in the Playoff because they literally have nothing else besides Notre Dame (sure) and Texas A&M on their schedule. It’s also the last time Georgia is part of Amen Corner, so aside from SEC Championships, it’s the last potentially cold Georgia game. Nostalgia and stuff.

1. Alabama (11/30) – Alabama is 2-1 in Jordan-Hare over the last six seasons. See how I made that sound? Tua hasn’t gotten better. Auburn will have the defense to beat him. Can the offense beat Alabama’s defense that is no longer their strong spot? We’ll see at the end of November.

I’ll be one sentence predicting these games later this week. In the meantime, let me know how I did or give me your rankings in the comments section below.

Tuesday Auburn Football Tiger Tidbits – 247Sports

Tuesday Auburn Football Tiger Tidbits  247Sports

Auburn football is the featured topic in Tuesday’s edition of Tiger Tidbits.

True Freshman Bo Nix Named Auburn Starting Quarterback – Sports Illustrated

True Freshman Bo Nix Named Auburn Starting Quarterback  Sports Illustrated

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has named true freshman Bo Nix the team’s starting quarterback.

Head coach Gus Malzahn names Auburn Tigers starting quarterback for 2019 season – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Head coach Gus Malzahn names Auburn Tigers starting quarterback for 2019 season  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn has named a starting quarterback. True freshman Bo Nix will lead the Tigers’ offense when it takes the field August 31 …

Breaking down Alabama and Clemson’s 2019 odds vs. the rest of college football – For The Win

Breaking down Alabama and Clemson’s 2019 odds vs. the rest of college football  For The Win

It’s Clemson and Alabama against the world — at least in the preseason odds.

Breaking down Alabama and Clemson’s 2019 odds vs. the rest of college football – For The Win

Breaking down Alabama and Clemson’s 2019 odds vs. the rest of college football  For The Win

It’s Clemson and Alabama against the world — at least in the preseason odds.

Auburn’s Schedule This Season is an Absolute Nightmare – 12up

Auburn’s Schedule This Season is an Absolute Nightmare  12up

The No. 16 Auburn Tigers will play six of the top 12 teams from the AP’s preseason Top 25 poll in 2019, which spells trouble for Gus Malzahn and the program.

They said it: The most notable summer recruiting quotes – 247Sports

They said it: The most notable summer recruiting quotes  247Sports

For Auburn football recruiting, it was an epic summer. The Tigers, with 12 new 2020 commitments, went from 29th in the recruiting team rankings all the way to …

Auburn Football Recruiting: 2020 Defensive Targets – College and Magnolia

Auburn Football Recruiting: 2020 Defensive Targets  College and Magnolia

Apologies for the delay but it appears my day job does not respect your need for #crootin *content*. But have no fear! I will not leave your 2020 Auburn recruiting …

Dye-Gest: Donors doing their part to help Auburn football – 247Sports

Dye-Gest: Donors doing their part to help Auburn football  247Sports

Editor’s Note: Pat Dye, a College Football Hall of Fame member and former Auburn athletic director and head coach, writes a weekly column for Inside the …

Tennessee football: Is Marquez Callaway or Jauan Jennings Vols top WR? – All for Tennessee

Tennessee football: Is Marquez Callaway or Jauan Jennings Vols top WR?  All for Tennessee

Tennessee football is deep at wide receiver. But who’s the Volunteer’s No. 1 go-to target? Will he be Marquez Callaway, Jauan Jennings or somebody else?

3 Auburn walkons rewarded with scholarships – 247Sports

3 Auburn walkons rewarded with scholarships  247Sports

AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn rewarded two walk-on football players with scholarships at the conclusion of preseason camp Monday. Defensive back Devin …

The key number for Auburn’s defense, winning a championship – 247Sports

The key number for Auburn’s defense, winning a championship  247Sports

AUBURN, Alabama — Expectations are high for Auburn’s defense, but Kevin Steele is trying to block out the outside noise. Four of five starters along the …

Auburn Fans: Here’s What Color to Wear for Every 2019 Home Football Game – Fanbuzz

Auburn Fans: Here’s What Color to Wear for Every 2019 Home Football Game  Fanbuzz

For Auburn Tigers fans, it’s time to start thinking about games at Jordan-Hare Stadium this season and what colors to wear on each game day.

Everything you can bet on Oregon in Las Vegas right now – 247Sports

Everything you can bet on Oregon in Las Vegas right now  247Sports

The Oregon Ducks have definitely picked up some national attention with a highly touted quarterback in Justin Herbert and Mario Cristobal recruiting the lights …

Preseason AP Top 25: Six SEC football teams featured – Team Speed Kills

Preseason AP Top 25: Six SEC football teams featured  Team Speed Kills

The Preseason AP Top 25 was released on Monday afternoon. As always, the Southeastern Conference has occupied a heavy presence in the first poll …

Florida’s opponents in the initial AP Top25 – 247Sports

Florida’s opponents in the initial AP Top25  247Sports

The Florida Gators are only a few short days away from kicking off their 2019-2020 season, with a week 0 match up against the Miami Hurricanes in Orlando set …

Auburn just outside top 15 in preseason AP poll – 247Sports

Auburn just outside top 15 in preseason AP poll  247Sports

Auburn will open the season just outside the top 15 in the Associated Press poll. The Tigers, however, will have room to move up in the polls as the No. 16 team …

History Suggests One Of These 7 Teams Will Win The National Title – The Spun

History Suggests One Of These 7 Teams Will Win The National Title  The Spun

Ahead of the 2019 college football season, the Associated Press has released its Top 25 preseason ranking. While those rankings are subject to change …

History Suggests One Of These 7 Teams Will Win The National Title – The Spun

History Suggests One Of These 7 Teams Will Win The National Title  The Spun

Ahead of the 2019 college football season, the Associated Press has released its Top 25 preseason ranking. While those rankings are subject to change …

2 Minute Drill: Auburn done with camp, Oregon on deck – 247Sports

2 Minute Drill: Auburn done with camp, Oregon on deck  247Sports

Mark Murphy and Jason Caldwell of Inside the Auburn Tigers discuss the 2019 Auburn football team following the end of preseason camp.

Monday Auburn football Tiger Tidbits – 247Sports

Monday Auburn football Tiger Tidbits  247Sports

Updates on the Auburn football team are featured with less than two weeks before opening night when the Tigers head to Texas to play Oregon.

College Football AP Top 25 Poll Released, Clemson At Top, LSU #6 – krod.com

College Football AP Top 25 Poll Released, Clemson At Top, LSU #6  krod.com

College football preseason polls typically get fan bases in a tizzy. This year will be no exception. For the first time in their school’s history, the Clemson Tigers …

Georgia ranked No. 3 in Week 1 AP Top 25 – 247Sports

Georgia ranked No. 3 in Week 1 AP Top 25  247Sports

The 2019 college football season is right around the corner and Monday provided further evidence of that as the Associated Press Top 25 was released.

Florida ranked No. 8 in AP Poll – 247Sports

Florida ranked No. 8 in AP Poll  247Sports

Coming off a solid first year under Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen, where the team ended with a 10-3 record, there is a lot of hype in Gainesville for year …

Alabama vs. Auburn: Which offense is better in 2019? – Saturday Down South

Alabama vs. Auburn: Which offense is better in 2019?  Saturday Down South

It seems obvious on the surface, but Auburn’s offense is making strides. Will it be enough to match Alabama’s firepower?

#PMARSHONAU: ‘Crime Dawg’ home again at Auburn – 247Sports

#PMARSHONAU: ‘Crime Dawg’ home again at Auburn  247Sports

AUBURN, Alabama – When Wesley McGriff, after turning down initial overtures, got an offer he couldn’t refuse from Ole Miss, he left Auburn after the 2016 …

Jason Caldwell’s Monday morning quarterback column – 247Sports

Jason Caldwell’s Monday morning quarterback column  247Sports

Camp is now done for the Auburn football Tigers and it’s time to turn all of the focus to the Oregon Ducks. To be able to do that you need to have a sense of the …

Turn the page: Auburn’s coaches hunker down to evaluate camp as players start class – Opelika Auburn News

Turn the page: Auburn’s coaches hunker down to evaluate camp as players start class  Opelika Auburn News

The Auburn football players will walk into hugs and handshakes all across campus today, smiling and hit by that old familiar feeling from the first day of school …

Alabama Football: Rooting for SEC rivals in OOC matchups not easy – BamaHammer

Alabama Football: Rooting for SEC rivals in OOC matchups not easy  BamaHammer

Generally, Alabama football fans enjoy seeing Auburn, Tennessee, LSU and Georgia lose. Considering Playoff implications should we be rooting for them.

Alabama Football: Rooting for SEC rivals in OOC matchups not easy – Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Rooting for SEC rivals in OOC matchups not easy  Bama Hammer

Generally, Alabama football fans enjoy seeing Auburn, Tennessee, LSU and Georgia lose. Considering Playoff implications should we be rooting for them.

VIDEO: Auburn’s Aussie punter on preparing for year two – 247Sports

VIDEO: Auburn’s Aussie punter on preparing for year two  247Sports

Arryn Siposs was a key player for the Auburn football team last season. In year two with the Tigers, he has expectations to be even better.

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