Auburn notebook: Frost listed as co-starter at middle linebacker
by Ryan Black
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Auburn's Kris Frost could start at middle linebacker for the second straight game. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
Auburn's Kris Frost could start at middle linebacker for the second straight game. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
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AUBURN — Kris Frost made his first career start last week against Texas A&M, and he might make it two games in a row Saturday.

The Tigers released an updated depth chart Wednesday, which listed Frost as a co-starter at middle linebacker alongside Jake Holland. Frost had six tackles versus the Aggies last week, doing so in place of Holland, who suffered a concussion the previous week, which forced him to sit out most of practice leading up to the game.

"(Frost) played very solid. He did a good job, obviously," Malzahn said. "The big play on the sideline was a huge play. That quarterback (Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel) hadn’t been tracked down very often in that situation before."

When Frost was asked about the ongoing competition Tuesday, he said Holland is still the starter.

"Basically, it's all about me doing all I can to be the best I can be for this team right now," he said Tuesday, "and right now that's not really important. It's all about winning games and doing all I can to contribute to the team."

KICK-RETURN ROTATION: Tre Mason hasn't returned kickoffs for the last two weeks because of a heel injury.

He was also left off the two-deep at the position Wednesday in favor of Corey Grant and Quan Bray. Malzahn said it shouldn't be read into extensively, because Mason will continue to see time returning kicks in the near future.

"Last week he was a little banged up and we really didn’t know his status until we got out there," Malzahn said. "We got some other guys we feel very good about. He’ll be a part of (kick returns) moving forward."

NO FRAZIER MOVE: Despite the reshuffling in the secondary following Josh Holsey's season-ending knee injury, Malzahn said there hasn't been any thought of moving Kiehl Frazier, now a receiver, back to safety.

"We’ve got a plan and we’ll see what happens moving forward," he said. "Right now, Kiehl is playing on offense."

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