COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 01: Kiehl Frazier #10 of the Auburn Tigers runs with the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Kiehl Frazier Wins Auburn Starting Job Over Injured Competition

Auburn's officially named Kiehl Frazier its starting quarterback for 2012.

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Kiehl Frazier Named Auburn Starting Quarterback

The dual-threat sophomore QB didn't receive much playing time in 2011, but he was widely expected to receive the brunt of the snaps in 2012.


Zeke Pike Reportedly Transferring To Louisville ... As A Tight End

Just a few days ago, Zeke Pike was a quarterback at Auburn. Now, Pike is reportedly heading to Louisville ... as a tight end. This is not a drill.

Informed sources tell that former Auburn quarterback Zeke Pike will transfer to Louisville. Although Louisville's players have reported, Pike is not expected on campus until next week.

Pike will not play quarterback for the Cardinals. Instead, he will line up at tight end.

That's the joke. That's all there is to it.

Pike was arrested for public intoxication after enrolling and arriving on campus in January. He reportedly had a somewhat sketchy past in high school and the quick arrest for getting drunk in public led Coach Gene Chizik to send him home before ultimately dismissing him.

And somehow that dismissal led to Pike being banished to Louisville as a tight end. The world works in mysterious ways, but here we are. One more slip-up and Pike will be an offensive lineman at Memphis. And that's about as low as things can get.

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SEC Media Days 2012: Gene Chizik, Heartland Harbinger

Hoover, Ala. -- Clad in pinstripe and escorted by the largest entourage of any coach thus far, Gene Chizik began his Media Days remarks with thanks for the support his school has received in the wake of this summer's Auburn shooting tragedy. After that, it was praise for Tigers new and old and a warning that the SEC's Big 12 imports might be tougher than anybody thought.

What to expect from new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, who's replacing mad genius Gus Malzahn? Not everything will change entirely, says Chizik, though you'd be wise to expect a whole lot more fullbackery and time-killing. Loeffler's quarterback coaching history will help with recruiting the position, the coach feels, with Kiehl Frazier and Clint Moseley still "in the mix" for the starting job this year, to be decided in two-a-days. SEC vet Brian VanGorder takes over the other side, and Chizik cites his lengthy relationship with the former Georgia and Falcons DC.

Looking down on Missouri and Texas A&M, cocky SEC fan? Gene Chizik brings troubling news back from the Big 12: "These are dang good teams with good coaches." He spent quite a while toward the middle defending the SEC's latest acquisitions, which his Iowa State team went 0-3 against while giving up almost 50 points per game:

Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL

Gene Chizik going rogue, telling us that Texas A&M and Missouri don't get enough credit. Someone in here may shout him down.

There's also that ever-budding rivalry with Clemson in the Georgia Dome to open the season. Chizik paid compliments to every portion of the Tigers program, especially new defensive coordinator and former Big 12-mate Brent Venables.

Your updated Recruitedness Power Rankings, in which we rank how recruited we feel to each program after each coach has taken the podium:

  1. John L. Smith
  2. Steve Spurrier
  3. James Franklin
  4. Kevin Sumlin
  5. Will Muschamp
  6. Dan Mullen
  7. Joker Phillips
  8. Gary Pinkel
  9. Gene Chizik

For more on War Eagle football, visit Auburn blog Track Em Tigers, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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