The end of Auburn’s 2021 football season was truly fitting. A blown fourth quarter lead was the loss of the team, and the QB’s uneven play saw the Tigers lose their fifth straight game to take the record to 6-7.
Fortunately, the class of 2022 is now in the top 15 groups in the country, otherwise the Plains would be on fire right now. Bruce Pearl, head of one of the top 10 college hula hoops units, also helps relieve pain on the grill.
It’s hard not to feel uncomfortable with Bryan Harsin’s Tigers, however, after what we saw at TJ Finley’s Birmingham Bowl.
Finley’s recurring issues – thinking of weak snaps causing the seven-foot-seven shooter to escape, throwing the ball to the feet of receivers on short runs, and consistently knocking the ball over deep – were once again evident at the protection stage, and while the blame is far from his alone, a lot lies with the LSU transfer.
The loss had former Auburn football stars weighing in on the situation. Anthony Schwartz believes the below-par performance under Finley’s cross means next year’s QB situation is fluid:
The battle for QB is wide open next year
– Anthony Schwartz (@ TheRealF1ash) December 28, 2021
Meanwhile, Kerryon Johnson’s tweet seems to indicate that he thinks Tiger fans should let Oregon transfer Bo Nix off the hook for the lack of success of the past two years:
So you are all ready to admit that Bo was g ……………… ..not matter the Eagle war anyway eh
– Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) December 28, 2021
Meanwhile, new Vigor High School defensive coordinator and former All-SEC Auburn LB Deshaun Davis believes the performance will turn things around for the program going forward:
Winning / losing a match like this changes your offseason! You have to have been there to understand that!
– ⭐️Deshaun Davis⭐ (@ _Davis_Boy12) December 28, 2021
Hopefully some tangible changes happen for the Tigers, who have lost way too heart-wrenching to understand (among them a ton of ghost targeting calls) all season.