Auburn quarterback Bo Nix won’t get to play within the Iron Bowl Saturday in opposition to No. 2 Alabama as he’s sidelined for the season with an ankle damage.

But he was capable of hearth just a few strikes on the Crimson Tide throughout an look on The Next Round podcast in Birmingham. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS, and Alabama is a 19-point favourite by FanDuel.

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) warms up earlier than the beginning of an NCAA faculty soccer sport in opposition to Texas A&M on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Auburn, Ala.
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Nix was requested about Alabama quarterback Bryce Young’s faculty file setting efficiency of 561 yards and 5 touchdowns on 31-of-40 passing in the Tide’s 42-35 win over Arkansas Saturday.

He stated “Arkansas almost did the same thing,” as he was referencing Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson, who accomplished 22 of 30 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns.

Then Nix added, “Just a few of those, obviously, controversial calls that were in that game raises some questions for sure, I guess, unless you’re an Alabama fan. But that’s just part of the game. We’ve discussed it over and over and over. That’s not going to change, no matter what happens. But it was a good one for sure.”

CBS announcer Gary Danielson criticized the officiating for being professional Alabama within the first half as Jefferson was whistled for intentional grounding in a shock name, and there was a non-call on what seemed like cross interference in opposition to the Tide.

Officials have been roundly criticized for calling for Alabama on Twitter. And Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek gave the impression to be taking a shot at officers in a tweet after the sport.

“Disappointed for everyone in the Razorback locker room,” he stated. “Played and coached their hearts out, earned and deserved better. Two years in a row leaving this state with a bad taste in my mouth. Proud today and every day to be an Arkansas Razorback.”

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Auburn won 24-19.

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) celebrates after scoring a landing within the second half of an NCAA faculty soccer sport in opposition to Auburn in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Auburn received 24-19.
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But that final half wasn’t about Alabama bias. He was referencing a controversial name in Arkansas’ 30-28 loss at Auburn last season.

Later within the podcast with Nix, host Jim Dunaway requested Nix to elaborate on his remark about officiating.

“You’re not insinuating Alabama gets calls by the SEC officials or anything, right?” Dunaway requested with amusing.

“I mean, legitimately, I think you can watch the game, and anybody unbiased will think that someting is different,” stated Nix, who could also be biased himself. He has been Auburn’s beginning quarterback for 3 seasons. His dad Patrick was Auburn’s beginning quarterback in 1994 and ’95, and his mom Krista went to Auburn.

“But it is what it is,” Nix stated. “It’s kind of how it’s always been. But that’s part of the game. And they have good players. You can’t take that away from them.”

Nix tried to melt his feedback as he described how proficient Alabama’s and Arkansas’ receivers are.

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide during warm ups before playing the Texas A&M Aggies  at Kyle Field on October 09, 2021 in College Station, Texas.

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide throughout heat ups earlier than taking part in the Texas A&M Aggies  at Kyle Field on October 09, 2021 in College Station, Texas.
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“I think that can make officiating kind of hard,” he stated. “Just with the speed of the game.”

Alabama has received six nationwide championships starting within the 2009 season below coach Nick Saban, who arrived in 2007. It needs to be famous that whereas Alabama had 4 dropping seasons and a .500 season from 1997 by 2006, there weren’t loads of allegations of officiating being professional Alabama.