Following a lackluster first-half performance in the embarrassing loss to Arkansas, which followed a lackluster start to the season overall, Kiehl Frazier was pulled in favor of Clint Moseley.
As the Tigers look to both rebound from the loss and turn down the heat on Gene Chizik‘s seat, AU will continue to go with the experienced hand under center.
The head coach announced Friday afternoon that Moseley, as has been speculated, will get the starting nod at quarterback for this Saturday’s game against Ole Miss. Moseley will be playing in just his second game of the 2012 season as he’s been fighting through a shoulder issue over the past several months.
Frazier was a much-hyped four-star member of AU’s 2011 recruiting class, but, after winning a competition that began back in the spring and didn’t officially end until a handful of days ahead of the opener, has struggled mightily through the first half of his first year as a starter. Through five games, Frazier had completed just over 50 percent of his passes and has thrown eight interceptions vs. just two touchdowns.
Last season, Moseley started the final six games of the year after replacing Barrett Trotter. In relief of Frazier Saturday, Moseley threw for 163 yards and a touchdown in two quarters of play, but also tossed two picks.