It’s never easy to admit defeat, but Kiehl Frazier has realized that he’s not an NCAAF-level quarterback and isn’t exactly pouting about it. Instead, the Auburn Tigers‘ 2012 starting quarterback made an announcement on Monday that shocked most fans of SEC Football. Rather than try his hand at captaining the Tigers’ pitiful offense for another dreadful season, Frazier will be playing safety for Auburn and taking zero snaps under center.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee have hinted all summer that both Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson would be vying for the Tigers’ quarterback spot. Therefore, Frazier saw the writing on the wall and figured he would go full-time in a position he only partially played in high school.
Considering the eight interceptions that Frazier threw in just five starts last year, the Auburn athlete should have no issue moving a position that has dominated him from the get-go. Many are commending Frazier for his switch to defense, but they seem to forget just how awful he was for the program in 2012 — throwing for two touchdowns and eight interceptions isn’t exactly a solid season.
Moreover, if Fraizer somehow excels in the secondary, then the Auburn faithful will be asking Malzach what he was thinking putting No. 10 at quarterback.