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Frazier is FINALLY Named the Starter!

By on August 23rd, 2012 in Uncategorized 9 Comments »

The decision was
obvious.

By Acid Reign, Paraswarm@aol.com on August 23, 2012

     War Eagle,
everybody! Today, Auburn has a new starting quarterback, Khiel
Frazier. It was announced this afternoon by head coach Gene Chizik,
who said, “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.” “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.”

     For those of us who
watched spring drills, and followed camp news, the decision was
hardly a surprise. Incumbent starter Clint Moseley has battled arm
problems since early spring, and never really had a good chance to
compete. True freshman Jonathan Wallace has impressed, but even
5-star true freshman have a rough go of it in the SEC their first
season. An example that comes to mind is Georgia losing to both
Vanderbilt and Kentucky in Matthew Stafford’s first year.

     Reports from
Auburn’s fall camp indicated that Frazier had taken all of the snaps
with the starting unit, and this decision was clearly made before
camp started. We knew there was no way Auburn would start a guy who’d
not worked with the first team!

     Congratulations to
Khiel Frazier, and we’ll all be pulling for him this year! War Eagle,
and get ready!

9 Comments

  1. AubTigerman says:

    I’m glad Kiehl’s first start will come on the field where he shined last Dec. 31. The Dye’s cast now – Lets go Tigers!

  2. Tiger on the Mountain says:

    This is very exciting! Can’t wait to see him in action

    -ToTM

    • AubTigerman says:

      Welcome back ToTM. How’s the newest little ToTM?

      • Tiger on the Mountain says:

        Thanks! Good to see everyone who’s migrating back. The littlest ToTM is thriving. Mini-ToTM is adjusting beautifully, so far (his T-Rex has only tried to ‘eat’ the baby once). I’m still a little peaked, so I just need to be patient. As energy allows, I’ll sporadically be checking in :)

  3. Todd Eubanks says:

    Glad Coach Chizik finally made it official and I’m certainly happy for Frazier but at the same time a little sympathetic for Moseley. Not because he’s not the starter but because he was never able to truly compete for the job……hopefully he gets the rest and rehab he needs to be a solid backup and is able to compete for the job again next season. War Damn Eagle Khiel Frazier and welcome back ToTM I take it we have a new member of the AU family to welcome! Congratulations!

    Todd92

  4. Bill Sewell says:

    Now that the news everyone knew would be coming is official it is time for me to get worried. What happens if "Down goes Frazier" (OK, that was bad but I couldn’t resist). Waiting in the wings we have a QB with a sore shoulder and a freshman. It is essential that our OL protect this guy. A bunch of lines from the movie Independence Day come to mind here but after the Cosell quote, I will spare you all the eye rolling and head shaking.

    • Acid Reign says:

      From watching the offense Temple ran last year, and what I saw on A-Day, you won’t see Frazier standing in the pocket for long periods of time too often. They are likely going to run the ball 70 percent of the time (with a bewildering array of looks), and throw quick passes with a 3 or 5 step drop about 25 percent of the time.

  5. sparkey chris says:

    This is one of those posts where people might start jumping on ole Sparkey but I’ll say it anyway.

    My biggest problem with Chizik is that he takes too long on his decisions sometimes. The search for the OC was entirely too long, especially considering he hired the OC at Temple. For me, that was really really underwhelming.

    What was the point in taking that long to name Frazier the starter? Nobody was fooled and I seriously doubt Clemson ever considered anybody else as the starter. To me, the only thing it did do, is possibly cause Frazier some confidence problems.

    The whole super secret covert operation Chizik likes to run (I will say he runs it with good reason) was not necessary this time.

    • Acid Reign says:

      …..My guess is that the holdout on naming Frazier was for the young man’s benefit. Sure, he was easily the best thrower on A-Day, but was he ready as a true sophomore to take command of the offense? I think they had more training to do, this fall.