Alabama head coach Nick Saban has yet to decide between 5th-year Senior QB Blake Sims and former FSU backup Jacob Coker as to who will start for the Crimson Tide.
Despite rumors that former FSU QB Jacob Coker would enter the 2014 NCAAF season as the unquestioned starter, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban put those rumors to rest when he announced that he had not yet decided who would start between Coker and 5th-year Senior Blake Sims.
The two were bracketed as co-starters on Alabama’s official depth chart, and Saban hinted that the season opener against the West Virginia Mountaineers – Alabama’s toughest non-conference contest, which will be played in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome – might be an opportunity for both to play.
Coker is a redshirt Junior who backed up Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston on the National Championship winning FSU team. He transferred to Alabama in January after the team beat Auburn (an Alabama rival) in the BCS title game. He had appeared in six games, going 18 of 36 for 250 yards and one interception.
Sims has played in 23 games for the Crimson Tide behind QB AJ McCarron and was part of the back-to-back BCS title teams in 2011 and 2012. He was the Crimson Tide’s 4th leading rusher in both seasons, but has only 39 career passing attempts.