August 25, 2013
AUBURN | The Tigers' first fall camp under coach Gus Malzahn ended earlier this week, providing closure to the quarterback race yet leaving several important questions unanswered.
Is this defense going to be better?
Can young ends Carl Lawson and Elijah Daniel make an immediate impact? Which wideouts will rise to the top? Is Cameron Artis-Payne really good enough to displace a 1,000-yard rusher?
We won't get meaningful information regarding those quandaries until Aug. 31 -- if not later. Washington State's air raid offense will tax Auburn in ways that may not offer much insight into how things unfold against Southeastern Conference competition.
So until then, let's examine a few things we do know: People and trends that have provided surprises, positive and negative, since fall camp opened on Aug. 1.
Kiehl Frazier's move to safety: Of course, this has be atop any list like this. The junior opened camp with some strong showings in skele drills, but was outclassed by Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson once the quarterbacks went live. He moved to safety on Aug. 13 and has been nothing sort of spectacular relative to the challenge. Gus Malzahn believes Frazier will play boundary safety this season. Impressive.
Malzahn's control over visitor traffic: We're living in an era of unprecedented connectivity, which means one video from a ...
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