Thursday, August 4, 2011

Frazier gunning for starting QB job

By Charles Bennett

AUBURN – The advantage for Auburn quarterbacks Barrett Trotter and Clint Moseley is that they’ve been in offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn’s offense for two years.

Freshman Kiehl Frazier’s advantage is that he’s a five-star talent who was in the seventh grade when he first met Malzahn and has already played in a simplified version of the offense.

What it all means is anybody’s guess as Frazier tries to play his way into the starting lineup for the Tigers.

Two days into practice, Auburn coach Gene Chizik says it’s too early to tell whether Frazier will be able to factor into the competition for the starting job.

“I just think that’s hard to answer because so many people click or the light comes on or the game starts to slow down for them at different times,” Chizik said. “So I don’t know when that will be for him or any of our freshmen. But when that happens, that’s generally when they start to take advantage of their skill set. Right now, they’re just all over the place. A lot of moving parts and they’re moving faster. But he’ll catch on.”


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