It’s Thanksgiving Time, and this year, the point I’m grateful for is some thing I never could have envisioned.
I’m thankful for Bo Nix.
Previous yr at this time, I was nonetheless healing from Oregon’s 38-7 beatdown at the arms of the Utah Utes, and was persuaded that the decline would lead to then head mentor Mario Cristobal to redouble his attempts to chase right after a National Championship in Eugene.
A good deal modified in a incredibly brief volume of time.
Mario Cristobal went to Miami. Ga won a National Championship, and the Ducks employed Defensive Coordinator Dan Lanning as Cristobal’s replacement.
It was not really hard to get at the rear of Dan Lanning, but when I listened to Bo Nix was transferring in from Auburn to reunite with former Tigers Offensive Coordinator Kenny Dillingham?
Like any cranberry sauce that was not built by yours definitely, that was a tough little bit to swallow.
You can examine my Twitter history, I’m not guaranteed I’ve been more challenging on any college or university quarterback around the former three decades as I was on Bo Nix. I believed he stunk.
His initial higher education activity was versus my Ducks, and outside of just one throw, I considered he looked horrible. It would be one particular matter if it was just a random Auburn freshman that experienced won the position, but this was the #1 Pro Type QB in the class of 2019 according to Rivals, when 247 had him as the #1 Dual Threat QB.
When I viewed at Bo Nix, I did not see the #1 everything. And immediately after the 1st recreation against Ga? I may have utilised the number two to explain some of what I observed. But certainly not #1.
But after the Ga video game, Bo Nix give up staying a turkey, and started off bringing the stuffing. The stat stuffing.
Nine wins, 3,500 yards of merged offense, and 40 combined touchdowns later on, not only did the Bo Nix help my Ducks get revenge about Utah, they’re on the verge of participating in for a Pac-12 title versus fellow 5-star transfer QB Caleb Williams and the USC Trojans.
The job’s not finished, but this is a heck of a redemption story for what absolutely everyone who is familiar with him swears is an exceptional human remaining. Whether it is this yr or up coming, he’s likely to have a shot at generating his NFL desires a reality, and could even obtain himself in New York for the Heisman ceremony.
A single detail that any individual that has get over adversity will notify you, is that it teaches you gratitude. Bo Nix has been as a result of a good deal as a university quarterback, and while I’m guaranteed he’s grateful for his scenario in Eugene, I can speak for the total Oregon alumni and supporter foundation by saying that following the roller coaster of temporary coaches and inconsistent QB enjoy we’ve had in excess of the past few seasons, we’re just as grateful for Bo Nix, if not moreso.
Joyful Thanksgiving, and Enable that Sink In.