Bo Nix on returning to home state for Senior Bowl: ‘I just love playing football’

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By Creg Stephenson,

“When we start this process at the beginning of every fall, there’s certain players that you want to have in the game, you feel like you need to have in the game, to have a great game — Bo Nix and Michael Penix were two of those guys,” [Senior Bowl Director Jim] Nagy said. “So we’re excited to get both of them. Bo, obviously, being from the state and having the Auburn connection, it’s a really cool homecoming for him. And the fact that he’s doing all his pre-draft training down here with David Morris at QB Country, it’s awesome that he’s right here in our backyard.”

Oregon finished its season with a 45-6 victory over Liberty in the Fiesta Bowl, capping a 12-2 season that ended with a No. 6 national ranking. Shortly after that game ended, Nix traveled to Mobile where he’s been training alongside Bradley and top draft prospect Drake Maye of North Carolina (who is not playing in the Senior Bowl) with quarterback guru David Morris of QB Country.

One thing Nix said he never considered was opting out of Oregon’s bowl game, as so many top draft prospects do. He passed for 363 yards and five touchdowns against Liberty.

“I just love playing football,” Nix said. “I love just going out there and competing. I love being around guys like Carter and learning from other quarterbacks and guys from around the country that are now getting to compete in another game in one week.

“I just really enjoy the game. I love playing it. I love learning different things about it. Any time I get to go out there and try to throw a touchdown, I would do it.”

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