September 9, 2012

NOTEBOOK: Frazier admits spate of mistakes at MSU

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AUBURN -- There's no denying that Kiehl Frazier struggled throughout his first road start at Mississippi State last weekend.

Three interceptions and two fumbles wrecked any hope of production.

There was a reason. The sophomore estimated Sunday that he made a mistake on "75 percent" of Auburn's snaps in Starkville, which left his team's attack in a lurch.

"Probably just watching the rush. I knew that had a good defensive front coming in and I would drop back and kind of leave by drop and watch the rush a little too much," Frazier said. "That caused me to throw errant balls and make mistakes and that's probably why I had those three picks."

Bloodthirsty pass rushers are a threat to every quarterback. Learning to compartmentalize those obstacles and focus on the task at hand - namely executing plays according to the plan - is what distinguishes effective quarterbacks from the rest of the pack.

Frazier isn't there just yet.

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