Auburn was a respectable 9-4 last year, finished 14th. Yet, the 31-24 bowl loss to Minnesota (coming on the victorious heels of an Iron Bowl for the ages) dampened what could have been a much more satisfying 2019 campaign.
The thumbnail on 2019: the defense won games that the offense sometimes couldn’t. But Bo Nix will be another year older and, after flashing the undeniable talent that made him Auburn’s first true freshman quarterback ever, should be more confident and poised under center in 2020. However, four of his five offensive linemen are gone, including the talented Prince Tega Wanogho, which means the O-line will need to retool in a hurry for Nix to take the next step everyone swears he can, all the way to the playoffs.