The yearly Iron Bowl is one week from now, yet this game will have an alternate energy.
Alabama football will confront an alternate quarterback without precedent for three years. Bo Nix, a lesser, experienced a messed up lower leg in Auburn’s gathering with Mississippi State. He will have a medical procedure and miss the remainder of the period. Nix, a local of Pinson, Ala., has played in two Iron Bowls. He acquired a 48-45 triumph over Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide in 2019 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Coppery currently goes to T.J. Finley for the in-state competition. The 6-foot-7, 246-pounder moved to Auburn from LSU. He has played in six games, recording 275 passing yards with three complete scores. Finley saw activity in 2020 against the Tide as a beginning quarterback for LSU. He finished 14 of 28 passes for 144 yards with one score. In spite of assuming a 55-17 misfortune in Baton Rouge (La.), Finley gets one more opportunity against Alabama. He carries a double danger quality to Auburn’s hostile assault.
Finley fell off the seat in the subsequent half and pushed Auburn to a 34-24 success over Georgia State.
In supplanting Nix, he finished nine of 16 passes for 97 yards with a score. He is an actual example with ability, and Alabama’s protection needs to secure him. The Iron Bowl won’t choose the SEC West — seeing that Auburn has four misfortunes — notwithstanding, Finley adds another component in with the general mish-mash. Alabama should have its A-game on the two sides of the football for Auburn.