Frazier Sees Room For Improvement

Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier talks about his first start and the offense's potential.

Auburn, Ala.--After quarterback Kiehl Frazier had a chance to watch video from the Auburn football team's 26-19 loss to Clemson, the first-year starter said he felt the offense played well enough to win, but came up short when moving the football into scoring position.

"When you get into the red zone it's obvious to everybody that you have to score," he said. "We just have to make some changes this week so when we get down there this week we'll be able to get six and not three."

Frazier played in all 13 games as a reserve last season as a true freshman. Saturday night at the Georgia Dome he made his first collegiate start.

"For my first game I thought I played pretty well," he said. "All the checks I needed to make, I made pretty much all the right ones, but fundamentally there's a lot of stuff I've got to work on. I had some high throws, I had some runs that I probably should have thrown away so I just have to get back in before we start conference play and get those things fixed."

The Tigers' biggest problem offensively came in the red zone with the team having to settle for field goals. Auburn's only touchdown came on a 54-yard bomb to Emory Blake. "Everything happens quicker in the red zone when you get to the end so I just have to quicken my footwork because the windows are smaller and I need to fit it in there," Frazier said.

Finishing the game 11-27 passing with 194 yards, a touchdown and an interception, Frazier noted his high throws were a result of not having proper footwork while making his reads on where to throw the ball.

Frazier is shown in action on Saturday night in Atlanta.

Saying his nervousness left after the first few plays at the Georgia Dome, Frazier said he feels good about the team heading into the SEC opener against Mississippi State Saturday.

"We definitely have confidence in ourselves because we moved the ball pretty much every possession and got into scoring distance," he explained. "If we would have just got six instead of three it would have been a whole different ball game.

"A lot of young guys got their first game experience and usually when you're a young player the biggest jump is from the first to second game," the quarterback added.


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