Friday, October 12, 2012
Auburn turns to Moseley at quarterback
By Chris Low
It's unfair to dump all of Auburn's offensive struggles this season on sophomore quarterback Kiehl Frazier, who just never looked comfortable in the Tigers' first five games.
Then again, he didn't have a lot of people around him on offense playing well, either.
The Tigers had no choice. They had to give somebody else a shot at quarterback, and that's what they're doing with junior Clint Moseley, who will replace Frazier as the starter Saturday at Ole Miss.
Frazier had thrown just two touchdown passes and eight interceptions in his five starts. The Tigers (1-4, 0-3) have yet to score more than 10 points in any of their three SEC games this season.
Moseley played the second half last week in the 24-7 loss to Arkansas, but this will be his first start since last season, when he started the final six games.
It was difficult for the Auburn coaches to evaluate Moseley in the preseason because he was plagued by shoulder problems and just didn't have any zip on the ball. The Tigers are looking for any spark they can get on offense, although this is anything but a new problem.
In their past 10 SEC games dating back to last season, they've been held to 17 or fewer points nine times.