Sunday August 5th, 2012
Day four of the summer football practices at Auburn is now over and the Tigers will get a well deserved day of rest on Sunday. There are some questions that we as fans have, so let's take a look at a few of them.
The question is on everyone's mind, yet seems to be of little consequence to the AU coaching staff. Both Scot Loeffler and head coach Gene Chizik have stated that "it's too early in the install" to worry about who will be the starting QB for Auburn against Clemson.
Most Auburn football blogs, and even some news outlets have already crowned Kiehl Frazier the starter, although no one of official capacity is willing to confirm that assumption. My guess is that we will be into week three of practice before any real decisions are made.
Trovon Reed has received high praise this past week. Coach Chizik stated that he was in "really good shape", and"starting to figure the college game out now". It's nice to see Trovon stepping up his play and getting noticed by the head man, although we need to see that translate onto the field. Chizik also said "we really need them all to step up" when he was mentioning the receivers as a unit.
You have no doubt heard this hundreds of times, and no matter who stated this first, Auburn needs someone, anyone to step up with better receiver play this season. This is truly a case where more is better. The more individuals that step up, the better it will be for Auburn's 2012 campaign.
This is a critical area of concern for the Tigers. Having arguably recruited the best offensive line class last year, and one of the best from the year before, it's critical for this talent to show up and preform. Just who will start is still very much up in the air, so is the rotation of relief for those starters.
As of this writing, Eric Mack is still dealing with the horrible tragedy he witnessed just a few short weeks ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with this young man as he comes to grip with the situation.
In a few days many of these questions and more will be answered. September 1st will be here soon enough, and with it, another season of our favorite sport of college football.