Saturday, April 20, 2013
Why Frazier has edge in Auburn QB race
By Vince Verhei
The Auburn Tigers have three incoming freshmen, one junior college transfer, and two returning veterans at quarterback, but only one of them will be the best option for the team's new offensive scheme.
"Junior Kiehl Frazier and sophomore Jonathan Wallace have nine combined starts, but neither one has secure the job going into the A-Day game," writes Brandon Marcello of AL.com. "Frazier threw two touchdowns with eight interceptions and was yanked as the starter after five games in 2012, but the hurry-up, no-huddle offense is better suited for his skill set. Wallace started the last four games and owns the freshman record for passing efficiency."
"Coaches do not expect to name a starter after the spring game," Marcello adds. "Three newcomers will battle for the starting job in the summer, with junior college transfer Nick Marshall the most likely of the three to be a legitimate contender when he arrives on campus this summer."
Marcello says that Frazier and Wallace both played in uptempo offenses in high school. "Frazier won a state title at Shiloh Christian (Springdale, Ark.) High, where Gus Malzahn coached during his high school days," he writes.