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Clint Moseley (right) may have very well thrown his last pass for the Tigers this season
After the head coach, the next best target to lay all your criticism upon is the team’s starting quarterback.
In Auburn’s case, the Tigers have not one, but two quarterbacks who can take the blunt of it.
Sophomore Kiehl Frazier came into this season as the Tigers’ definite starter.
However, after throwing eight interceptions in his first five starts—compared to only two touchdowns—Frazier was benched in favor of another option.
That option was junior Clint Moseley. However, he didn’t fare too much better.
Moseley got the call during the second half of Auburn’s Oct. 6 contest with Arkansas. While he led the Tigers to a touchdown, he also threw two costly red-zone interceptions in a 21-7 loss.
In his next two starts, while proving to make fewer mistakes than Frazier—only one interception—Moseley provided the Tigers with zero touchdowns.
But when compared to Frazier’s woeful season, Moseley still had the complete faith of Chizik and started Saturday night against Texas A&M. Unfortunately for Moseley, after throwing only one pass, he was forced out of the game with an ankle injury.
With a second chance to shine, Frazier had the opportunity for redemption he was searching for.
However, his 6-of-11 passing for 89 yards wasn’t deemed good enough and he eventually made way for the debut of freshman Jonathan Wallace.
With Wallace finally providing a spark for a completely lackluster Tigers’ offense, it’s looking very likely that Moseley and Frazier might not see another start again.
Then again, with the way this Auburn season has spiraled out of control, I wouldn’t bet against anything.