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!