Of the quarterback battles still to be settled around college football, Auburn’s continues to be near the top of the most notable. When you consider that one competitor is essentially down an arm, though, it’s also one of the most headscratching.
On Wednesday, Clint Moseley put an interesting analogy on his sore shoulder, which has been a lingering problem for him.
“They say if I was a pitcher, they’d put me on the DL,” Moseley said. “I need a break, but I can’t have that right now in this competition.”
Moseley and Kiehl Frazier have been battling for the Tigers’ starting quarterback job since the spring. With freshman Zeke Pike gone, depth is at a higher premium. Moseley has the edge in experience — he started six games last season and played in 10 — but Frazier is healthy and has been the presumed favorite to win the job.
Ultimately, Frazier probably gets the job. But if the competition has gone on this long with only one healthy QB between the two, nothing’s out of the picture.
Updated 1:38 p.m. ET: Coach Gene Chizik announced on Thursday that Kiehl Frazier will indeed be Auburn’s starting quarterback. Frazier did play last season and finished third on the team with 327 yards, but only completed five passes out of 12 attempts for 34 yards and two interceptions.
“I am confident in Kiehl’s ability and leadership skills and look forward to watching him progress in both areas,” Chizik said.