Auburn Football: When Will a Starting QB be Named?
Players have been quoted as seeing the necessary improvements. The leadership has been seen, even in the weight room. There is not anyone better. There is not anyone more complete. Yet, Auburn University football Coach Gene Chizik and Offensive Coordinator Scot Loeffler have yet to name Kiehl Frazier the starting quarterback.
When will they? That’s the million-dollar question.
With Clint Moseley only playing in two series with the first string offense during Wednesday’s scrimmage as he continues to nurse a sore shoulder, Frazier is inching closer and closer to being named the guy.
Freshman Jonathan Wallace has shown just as much, if not more, improvement than Frazier, but when a player comes in as a freshman, that’s expected. And, no, Tate O’Connor nor any other walk-on that can be named has a chance as the quarterback.
Chizik and Loeffler simply will not say Frazier is the starter. Why? Again, that’s a million-dollar question.
Stating there is not enough separation amongst all at the position is what the two say after each practice, and that answer has gotten old faster than Usian Bolt in the 100 meter dash.
Auburn currently remains the biggest question mark in the Southeastern Conference because the quarterback position is vacant. Once, and technically if, Frazier is announced the starter, opponents will know who to prepare for, but that doesn’t mean a challenge won’t be brought by the sophmore.
Used primarily as a runner in 2011, Frazier has developed quite a passing game. How good? Senior receiver Emory Blake said Frazier’s arm is the strongest he’s seen since Cam Newton.
Two weeks away from the opener vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic, Auburn doesn’t have a starting quarterback. Although, everyone knows who it’s going to be.