Kiehl Frazier Named Auburn’s Starting QB
By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Auburn coach Gene Chizik said Thursday in a statement that Kiehl Frazier won the battle with Clint Moseley that started in the spring.
Sophomore Kiehl Frazier will start at quarterback in Auburn's opener against Clemson.
Tigers coach Gene Chizik said Thursday in a statement that Frazier won the battle with Clint Moseley that started in the spring.
"After a complete and thorough evaluation during spring practice and through the first three-plus weeks of camp, Kiehl Frazier has earned the starting job at quarterback," Chizik said. "We expect Kiehl to be a leader for this team and to continue to work hard every day. I am confident in his ability and leadership skills and look forward to watching him progress in both areas."
Frazier had seemed to be the frontrunner since last season, but Chizik didn't pull the trigger on a decision until nine days before the opener in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
Frazier, one of Auburn's top recruits last year, was used almost exclusively as a wildcat quarterback last season. He ran 76 times for 327 yards while attempting just 12 passes. He completed five for 34 yards and was intercepted twice.
Moseley started six games for the Tigers last season, including the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. He was limited by a sore throwing shoulder through spring and preseason camp.
Moseley passed for five touchdowns and was intercepted three times last season, all returned for touchdowns. He left the bowl game with an ankle injury in the first quarter.
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