1. Reuniting with former Auburn offensive coordinator
One of the main reasons Bo Nix chose Oregon was the fact that his former offensive coordinator, Kenny Dillingham, was hired by Dan Lanning to that same position in Eugene.
What makes this even more intriguing for Nix is the fact that this will be the first time in his career that he will have a familiar face as his offensive coordinator. Through his first three years at Auburn, he had three different offensive coordinators. As a freshman, it was Dillingham, then Chad Morris as a sophomore, and then in 2021 it was Austin Davis. Avoiding yet another different coordinator will be huge for Nix.
Nix was solid as a freshman under Dillingham, passing for over 2,500 yards and 16 touchdowns with just six picks and he also rushed for 313 yards and seven scores.
Since then, he’s continued to grow as a passer and is coming off arguably his best season. Getting back with his former coordinator is going to continue that progress and growth and I wouldn’t be shocked if this reunion allows him to finally break out as one of college football’s best quarterbacks.
This Dillingham-Nix reunion could produce special results for the Ducks.