Manning Passing Academy: School QBs discuss upcoming season
Manning Passing Academy school quarterbacks take time to speak in the course of the media session on July 16 at Nicholls in Thibodaux.
By Brandon Thomas, Particular to The Courier and Every day Comet
THIBODAUX, La. – Bo Nix stated he has adjusted nicely to adjustments within the Auburn soccer teaching workers .
The 6-foot-3, 214-pound junior quarterback stated he’s joyful on what he sees so removed from the Tigers beneath Bryan Harsin, who took the Auburn job after spending the final seven seasons as Boise State’s coach.
“I believe I’ve tailored nicely,” Nix stated whereas attending the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls on Friday. “They’ve accomplished an excellent job of coming in and specializing in what we are able to do and what we’re good at. They’re feeding the offense with the gamers that now we have.”
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Nix stated he is aware of Harsin, a former Boise State quarterback, has a historical past of growing them. Harsin was the quarterbacks coach there from 2006-10 and labored with them when he was promoted, too. Boise State had 4 3,000-yard passers (Taylor Tharp, Kellen Moore, Grant Hedrick and Brett Rypien) throughout that point.
Nix stated he sees plenty of potential in Auburn’s offensive assault.
“I believe we’re going to have a very good, stable and disciplined staff,” Nix stated. “Offensively we’re going to have a downhill dashing assault and an explosive passing recreation with some play motion stuff. We’ll depend on the working recreation to develop some stuff within the passing recreation.”
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Nix stated he grew as a passer in 2020. He accomplished 59.9% of his passes for two,415 yards, 219.5 yards per recreation, 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He additionally rushed for seven touchdowns.
“I’ve discovered lots from final season,” Nix stated. “I’ve had plenty of takeaways from the yr that I can be taught from. Most of it simply being constant and well-prepared and never taking something without any consideration.”
Auburn completed 6-5 in coach Gus Malzahn’s remaining season in 2020. Nix stated taking part in in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic made the season even harder.
“It took the atmospheres out. It took the fan interplay out,” Nix stated. “The followers and the environment has lots to do with video games. You did not have house discipline benefit. It provides pleasure to the video games.
“I believe it confirmed the higher groups with the higher management and the higher expertise got here out on high. At occasions final yr we didn’t do sufficient with management and didn’t win video games that we should always’ve.”
Nix stated he has loved his time working as a camp counselor on the Manning Passing Academy, the place he has had a possibility to speak with former Tremendous Bowl profitable quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning in addition to high school quarterbacks from throughout the nation.
“That is my first time right here. I’m actually having fun with it,” Nix stated. “I’ve heard plenty of nice issues about it. I used to be invited final yr however I didn’t get an opportunity to return due to COVID. I’m having a very good time. I’m actually trying ahead to being across the guys and the camaraderie. Studying what they undergo and what I’m going by means of. Being nearer with each other. I do know just a few of them from previous experiences at camps and stuff. I’m trying ahead to assembly all the fellows.”