Bobo, A Bronco and The Tank
While so much overhaul is coming to Auburn football and its roster this offseason, there are plenty of reasons to buy 2021 stock in Tank Bigsby.
RB Tank Bigsby (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
Tank Bigsby has been quite a popular person these last several weeks.
In Auburn’s regular season finale against Mississippi State in early December, Bigsby put together the best performance of his young career — a 26-carry, 192-yard game that helped the Tigers put away the Bulldogs in Starkville. Ten days later, Bigsby was named the SEC’s Co-Freshman of the Year with Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak.
When the spotlight went back on Bigsby later in December, after Auburn hired Bryan Harsin to replace Gus Malzahn and the Tigers began preparations for what would be a bizarre bowl trip to face Northwestern, it was one of worry from the fan base.
Rumors and speculation that Bigsby would leave the program, most likely to rival Georgia, flew. Bigsby wasn’t a fixture in the bowl game buildup at Auburn and didn’t play in what would be a two-touchdown loss. But the absence was due to COVID-19 issues, which affected other members of the Auburn rost…