Former Auburn beginning quarterback Bo Nix introduced on Sunday that he is transferring to Oregon.
The transfer will reunite Nix, who posted his decision on Instagram, together with his former place coach and offensive coordinator throughout his freshman 12 months at Auburn, Kenny Dillingham, who left the Tigers after one season.
Dillingham spent the final two seasons as Florida State’s offensive coordinator earlier than he was employed by new Oregon coach Dan Lanning to the identical place final week.
Nix, a gifted dual-threat quarterback, was the SEC Freshman of the Yr in 2019 and has spent the final three seasons as Auburn’s starter.
This season, Nix threw 11 touchdowns and three interceptions in 10 video games earlier than struggling a season-ending ankle harm. He additionally ran for 4 touchdowns, however missed the final two video games of the common season, together with the Tigers’ dramatic loss to Alabama within the Iron Bowl, which adopted his surgical procedure.
The son of former Auburn quarterback Pat Nix, Bo entered the switch portal final week. He initially signed with the Tigers below former coach Gus Malzahn, who’s now at Central Florida.
Nix burst onto the scene in that award-winning 2019 season, beginning and successful the season opener in opposition to then-No. 11 Oregon. He went on to steer the Tigers to a 9-4 document, together with a win over then-No. 5 Alabama within the Iron Bowl.
A graduate switch, he will probably be instantly eligible with two years of eligibility remaining.