Film Room: Breaking down Auburn's new-look offense in the A-Day Game
Bryan Harsin and Mike Bobo combined to give Tigers fans some of what they've been waiting to see from Bo Nix, Tank Bigsby and Co. this spring.
WR Elijah Canion (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
Since Bryan Harsin was named Auburn’s new head coach four months ago, there has been constant chatter about what type of offense he would bring to the Plains.
There have been glimpses of the new scheme — the open practice in March, the few highlights from scrimmages, the verbal descriptions from the players and coaches themselves.
But Saturday’s A-Day Game was the first clear-eyed look at the early days of the Tigers’ attack, now led by Harsin and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. And there was plenty to take away from what was displayed at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
For this edition of the Film Room, each play from the first-team offense in the first three quarters of the A-Day Game was rewatched and charted. (The fourth quarter, which featured a running clock, was mostly played by reserves.)
Here’s what we learned about the scheme, Bo Nix’s progress as Auburn’s QB1 and a ground game looking to roar back to life in 2021.