Auburn names Trotter starting QB

Junior Barrett Trotter has been named Auburn's starting quarterback.

Coach Gene Chizik made the announcement Thursday after informing the team.

Chizik's statement read: "Barrett has worked extremely hard to earn the starting quarterback job at Auburn University. I'm very proud of him for the leadership and hard work he has shown not only during camp, but also during his three years at Auburn. Barrett has a great opportunity to represent and lead this football team moving forward. Barrett understands the huge responsibility that comes with being the starting quarterback at Auburn and we are confident in his ability to lead this team.

"These decisions are extremely tough when dealing with such competitive young men who have a strong desire to excel. Clint Moseley and Kiehl Frazier worked very hard, and it's been a great competition that will make our young team better. Clint and Kiehl both have a lot of ability and will continue to improve. We look forward to watching their progress as the years go on."

We'll have more on Trotter getting the nod later Thursday on the SEC blog.