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Kiehl Frazier, Auburn’s former starting QB, moves to DB

Kiehl Frazier AP

Auburn’s quarterback battle under first-year coach Gus Malzahn just got a little more narrow. And because of a surprising, apparently voluntary move, no less.

Malzahn said Monday that former starting quarterback Kiehl Frazier made a permanent move to safety today after it became clear a majority of the quarterback reps going forward would go to Nick Marshall (a former Georgia cornerback) and Jeremy Johnson (there’s a Mack Brown joke in here somewhere). While the decision to narrow the QB race was the coaching staff’s choice, the decision to move to the defensive side of the ball was, according to Malzahn, all Frazier’s idea.

He wants to do whatever is best for our team,” Malzahn said, adding that Frazier may still “do some things on offense” even though the focus will be on defense. Frazier has some experience at safety from his high school days, but suffice to say this is a “wow” move. It may be a necessary move, though, as the Tigers are in need of bodies at the position.

Sophomore Jonathan Wallace, who also saw some starting time last year, will remain at QB despite falling back in the depth chart.

Frazier, a highly touted four-star member of the Tigers’ 2011 recruiting class, started the first five games of last season before eventually being pulled in favor of Clint Moseley. Frazier was largely ineffective during his time as a starter, throwing for just a pair of touchdowns versus eight interceptions.

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4 Responses to “Kiehl Frazier, Auburn’s former starting QB, moves to DB”
  1. tuscaloosaguy says: Aug 12, 2013 8:14 PM

    Another one “Processed.”. Roll Tide

  2. bunyanj says: Aug 12, 2013 9:18 PM

    Why can’t you lowlife bammers just comment on how great you are on articles about YOUR players. I guess your high paid jobs at the truck stop give you plenty of time to comment on all of the SEC teams.

  3. rolltide510 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:20 PM

    Not sure why this kid didn’t get to redshirt originally. I don’t think it was so he could run a horribly ineffective wildcat package, so I’m left hoping nobody thought he was three and done regardless.

  4. irishdodger says: Aug 12, 2013 11:19 PM

    Wow, if I recall Malzhan’s offensive philosophy & Arkansas connections are what drew Frazier to the Plains. Credit the kid for seeing the writing on the wall & maximizing his potential somewhere else. Kodi Burns (another Arkansan) had success when moved from QB, so hopefully Frazier can replicate that.

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