Yesterday, Auburn coach Gene Chizik announced that Clint Moseley, not Kiehl Frazier, would be the starting quarterback for today’s game against Ole Miss. The decision by itself could have been attributed to Frazier’s poor play. Through five games, Frazier had completed just over 50 percent of his passes and thrown eight interceptions to just a pair touchdowns.
As of this morning, however, there appeared, briefly, to be another reason Frazier would not be starting.
The Birmingham News reported that Frazier had an injury that affected his ability to throw. The report added that Frazier was doubtful to play at all against the Rebels even though there was no mention of an injury this week by Chizik.
With kickoff just a few hours away, Auburn has clarified the report. And by clarify, I mean completely refuted it. SID Shelly Poe has contradicted the report and says Frazier is available for today’s game.
Moseley has been hampered with a shoulder injury since the spring, so it would have been a serious blow to the Tigers’ QB depth if Frazier had not been ready to go.