Auburn Football 2011: Kiehl Frazier Offers More Upside than Barrett Trotter

Randy ChambersAnalyst IAugust 23, 2011

The Auburn Tigers had a season they'll never forget last year as they went undefeated and won the national championship. In large part it was because of Cam Newton who had a jaw-dropping season and put up remarkable stats.

Fast forward to this season and Cam Newton has moved on to the NFL and the Tigers are ranked 22nd in the AP Poll.

With the quarterback gone, Auburn is stuck trying to decide who will replace the Heisman Trophy winner and try to lead them to a respectable record in the SEC.

Junior quarterback Barrett Trotter looks like he'll get the starting job over sophomore Clint Moseley and freshman Kiehl Frazier.

Trotter has very little college experience, he has only thrown nine pass attempts and rushed five times for 68 yards. He did throw for 88 touchdowns in high school, which is the third most in Alabama history.

Trotter won the starting job with a solid spring game performance but we all know who the quarterback we really want to see is.

His name is Kiehl Frazier and he is a freshman with a ton of upside. He was ranked the No. 5 quarterback by

Kiehl is that flashy quarterback that will bring back that feeling Tigers fans had in 2010.

He has a knack for the big play and keeps plays alive not just with his arm, but with his feet as well.

Frazier plays with a ton of confidence and why shouldn't he? If you had over 11,000 total yards in high school and 158 total touchdowns you would have a little extra pep in your step as well.

His senior season alone he threw for 2,975 yards and 42 touchdowns and rushed for 1,164 yards and 22 touchdowns.

He led his team to Class 4A state championship each of the last three seasons and earned MVP honors each time.

He does nothing but win ball games and he could help the Tigers win as well, he just needs to be given that chance.

He reminds me a lot of Cam Newton and we all know how that went. He can beat you with either his arm or his feet and will thrive in this offense once he is given the opportunity.

Barrett Trotter is the quarterback for now but Kiehl Frzier has much more upside and can help lead Auburn back to the promise land. Whenever he is given the chance.