August 23, 2012

NOTEBOOK: Frazier earned job with consistency

AUBURN -- Scot Loeffler said Thursday night that there was no single defining moment of quarterback Kiehl Frazier's successful campaign to win the Tigers' starting job.

The decision was announced Thursday afternoon, sure.

The decision wasn't formulated quickly.

"It was a process. It was extremely thorough," said Loeffler, the Tigers' offensive coordinator. "We took into account a lot of factors I don't care to get into. It was a business decision -- and we thought Kiehl was the guy that should start in the Clemson game."

It's that simple.

Frazier's anointment wasn't exactly a shocking development. He was effective as a Wildcat quarterback during the 2011 season and his chief competitor, junior Clint Moseley, has struggled to compete because of a lingering shoulder issue.

None of that prompted Loeffler and head coach Gene Chizik to tip their hand during the past three weeks. Both men said the process of naming Auburn's starting quarterback took time and didn't end until both men were satisfied.

That point has been reached.

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