Auburn Names Kiehl Frazier Starting Quarterback

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Auburn, Ala. - Thursday evening, the Auburn Tigers held a two-hour practice at the Auburn Athletics Complex Practice Fields, dressed in shells.  

“Today was a big situational day, both on offense and defense,” said Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. “We worked on clock management, down and distance – a lot of teaching. We’ve had two good practices back to back, but we have a lot of work to do.”

Asked about Thursday’s announcement that Kiehl Frazier would be Auburn’s starting quarterback versus Clemson, Chizik said the decision hinged upon “a complete evaluation of a lot of things, looking at the whole body of work dating back to last year. We wanted to be thorough in our assessment in choosing which man gives us the best chance to win.”

“When you’re recruited to come to college, that’s what you work toward,” said Frazier of the news. “It feels good, but it’s not a final goal – it’s a starting point. This is my job now – to prepare and lead this team. I have a lot to improve upon. I just try to get better every day.”

After an early-morning Friday session, Auburn’s next practice will be Sunday evening.

Courtesy AU Media Relations