On Saturday after Auburn’s second scrimmage, Gus Malzahn said his goal was, “To narrow things down at all positions but specifically the quarterback position. Hopefully, after we watch film, we’ll have a chance to do that somewhat.”
Tonight, the announcement came when Malzahn told the press that Kiehl Frazier, the starter at the beginning of the 2012 football season had asked to be moved to Safety. Malzahn said he was proud of Kiehl for his selfless act and called the junior ‘”a winner and a class act.”
While Malzahn said in tonight’s press conference that Sophomore Jonathan Wallace was still in the race, he indicated that the majority of the reps in practice this week will be shared by Jeremy Johnson and Nick Marshall. So basically it’s now a two man race.
Gus said that he and Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee felt like the two had done enough in last week’s two scrimmages to deserve a chance to win the starting role.
With just 19 days till kick off, look for Malzahn to name his starter by the end of this week.
Video of Kiehl Frazier talking about his move to safety. Kiehl says he and the team will be behind who ever wins the starting QB position.
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