With Week 1 quickly approaching, Auburn's QB situation is getting even more interesting
Bryan Harsin said Wednesday that if Auburn "played a game right now," Bo Nix would start. But it sounds like the door is still open for T.J. Finley.
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Ten days before Auburn’s season opener against Akron, Bryan Harsin had some words about his quarterbacks that raised more than a few eyebrows.
Harsin made it clear that Bo Nix, who has started the last two seasons for the Tigers, is taking the No. 1 reps in practices. But the first words out of his mouth were that Nix and newcomer T.J. Finley were the “two guys at the top.”
The first-year head coach took it a step further later in his answer.
“If we played a game right now, Bo would be starting,” Harsin said Wednesday.
That’s a conditional statement, and it’s a rather interesting one. Of course, Auburn wasn’t going to play a game on Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers are still more than a week away from taking the field in a competitive game.
It’s easy to overanalyze a coach’s words, and Harsin said more than 4,500 of them during his Wednesday press conference.
But it’s definitely worth noting that he didn’t say Nix would definitely be the starting quarterback.…