NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Kiehl Frazier won admiration from Auburn fans when he gracefully accepted a move to another position after losing the preseason battle to be Auburn’s starting quarterback, but he might be thinking about playing quarterback again somewhere else.
While Frazier insists he’s focused on his special teams role in Auburn’s BCS final showdown with Florida State, he said Saturday that he has considered transferring.
“I did,” he said, “but that’s not something I’m focused on right now. I’m just focused on beating Florida State.”
Pressed on whether he might leave after this season, he said, “I think it’s a possibility, yeah, but I’m not sure yet.”
Frazier is a junior but has a redshirt year plus one year of eligibility left.
He was USA Today’s national offensive player of the year after his senior season at Shiloh Christian High School in Springdale (Ark.) High School.
At Auburn, he saw action as a change-of-pace or “wildcat” quarterback as a true freshman in 2011. He won the starting job going into 2012 but struggled in a new, pro-style system and eventually lost the job to Jonathan Wallace.
Frazier lost a four-way battle with Wallace, Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson before the 2013 season.