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Dan Lanning reveals this week's plan for Bo Nix as he continues to get healthy

Steve Samra11/23/22
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Dan Lanning revealed the plan for Bo Nix this week as he continues to improve health-wise.

According to the Oregon coach, the quarterback is being evaluated every day, and there’s nothing that would seem to show Nix isn’t readying to play in Saturday’s showdown with Oregon State.

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“I think it’s evaluated every single day,” Lanning stated, regarding Nix’s health. “We’ll see. We have a great medical staff, they do a good job. Bo understands. He’s been playing the game for a long time, he understands the way his body feels.

“Obviously he was able to go out there on Saturday, but we’ll keep evaluating as we get closer to each game.”

Oregon was able to survive against Utah with a Nix that clearly wasn’t at full speed due to an ankle injury, but the quarterback still threw for 287 yards and a touchdown en route to a 20-17 victory.

Hopefully Bo Nix is closer to full strength against the Beavers, because Oregon’s rival would love nothing more than to dash the dreams of the Ducks.

Oregon starting quarterback Bo Nix talks injured ankle, updates how he’s feeling

Alas, Oregon is one win away from reaching the Pac-12 Championship Game and all eyes are on Bo Nix‘s injured ankle as the Ducks prepare for a trip to Corvallis, Ore., to take on rival Oregon State.

Nix played in the team’s win on Saturday against Utah, though he was clearly limited a bit and wasn’t as mobile as he has been most of the year. But he feels significantly improved this week.

“It’s doing well. Lot better this Tuesday than what it was last Tuesday, so I’m very thankful,” Nix told local reporters on Tuesday. “Our training staff is doing a great job and we’re just monitoring it and should be good to go.”

Though Oregon is at No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings it would probably take an incredibly improbable amount of chaos unfolding for the Ducks to legitimately enter the conversation again for a top-four spot and a playoff berth.

Still, Nix has been a revelation in Year 1 under new coach Dan Lanning, who plucked him out of the transfer portal to pair with former Auburn offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham.

The Auburn transfer has gone 244-of-337 passing for 3,062 yards and 25 touchdowns against just six interceptions. He’s also added 80 carries for 513 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.

A healthy Nix gives Oregon a chance to beat just about anyone.