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After leaving Auburn, Kiehl Frazier lands at Div. II school

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Just a handful of days after announcing that he would be leaving the Auburn football program, Kiehl Frazier has found a new home at a decidedly lower level of college football.

Coach Todd Knight of Ouachita Baptist, a Div. II school in Arkadelphia, Ark., confirmed to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Monday that the quarterback/defensive back has enrolled in classes and will continue his playing career with the program this fall.

While Frazier, whose brother is an offensive lineman at OBU, will get the opportunity to compete for the starting quarterback job, Knight indicated that the player is willing to do anything to get on the field.

“He just wants a chance to compete for a position,” the coach told the Democrat-Gazette. “He’s willing to play anything, really. He’s got a great attitude about it.”

A four-star member of AU’s 2011 recruiting class, Frazier was rated as the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 1 player at any position in the state of Arkansas.  Frazier was widely viewed as the future at the position, starting — and struggling immensely — the first five games of the 2012 season before giving way to Clint Moseley.

He was moved to defensive back midway through camp as the starting job was ultimately won by Nick Marshall, who went on to lead the Tigers to a BCS title game appearance.

(Tip O’ the Cap: al.com)

QB-turned-DB Kiehl Frazier leaving Auburn

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In mid-August, once-touted recruit Kiehl Frazier moved from offense to defense.  Five months later, the player is moving on from the Auburn football program entirely.

Head coach Gus Malzahn, al.com is reporting, confirmed Friday that Frazier has decided to transfer from the Tigers.  The stated reason, Malzahn said, is Frazier wants the opportunity to play quarterback again, which he very likely wouldn’t bet on The Plains.

A four-star member of AU’s 2011 recruiting class, Frazier was rated as the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 1 player at any position in the state of Arkansas.  Frazier was widely viewed as the future at the position, starting — and struggling immensely — the first five games of the 2012 season before giving way to Clint Moseley.

He was moved to defensive back midway through camp as the starting job was ultimately won by Nick Marshall, who went on to lead the Tigers to a BCS title game appearance.

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

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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.

Malzahn confirms QB Clint Moseley no longer with team

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It’s been over a week since reports surfaced that one-time starting Auburn quarterback Clint Moseley was leaving the team. New Tigers coach Gus Malzahn confirmed those reports on Saturday.

As expected, Moseley will stay enrolled at Auburn and work to finish his degree. Once he’s graduated, Moseley can transfer to another FBS program without having to sit out a year to satisfy NCAA requirements.

AuburnSports.com reported earlier this month that Moseley met with new AU offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee to discuss his future with the program. After that meeting is when the quarterback reportedly made the decision.

The soon-to-be fifth-year senior started eight games over the past two seasons. He’s also served as a backup twice, once to Barrett Trotter in ’11 and Kiehl Frazier this past season, but saw time as a starter midway through those years.

Moseley finishes his time at Auburn with 1,183 yards passing with as many touchdowns as interceptions (six).

(Hat tip: AP)

Clint Moseley reportedly leaving Auburn football team

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With a new head coach in for the 2013 season, one of the three quarterbacks who started a game for Auburn in 2012 is reportedly on his way out.

According to AuburnSports.com, Clint Moseley met with new AU offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee Wednesday to discuss his future with the Tigers.  Following the meeting, Moseley decided to take his leave of the football program.

AU has declined to comment on Moseley’s status for the 2013 season, and there was no indication as to whether the player, who will graduate this summer, will transfer to another school.  al.com, though, reports that Moseley intends to stay at Auburn until he graduates.  After that, he’d be free to transfer to another FBS program without sitting out the year normally required by the NCAA.

Moseley has started eight games the past two seasons for the Tigers, going 2-6 in those starts.  He began both the 2011 and 2012 seasons as the backup, first to Barrett Trotter and then to Kiehl Frazier, before taking over the starting job midway through the year.

This season, Frazier started the first five games before giving way to Moseley, who started three games before giving way to freshman Jonathan Wallace.