Bama Eyes Mountaineers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Time to get some answers about Alabama's quarterback competition.

Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying for the top job throughout preseason practice and coach Nick Saban says they have been running neck-and-neck. The second-ranked Crimson Tide's opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday is likely another audition for both.

Saban says both have performed well, but given no hints about who will start. Or finish. Or play at all for that matter.

Where exactly this leaves Alabama at the most important position on the field is anybody's guess.

Sims' career numbers: 23 of 39 for 244 yards and two touchdowns. Coker's line: 21 for 41, 295, one TD, one interception. Sims is more mobile at 6-foot and 208 pounds. Coker is bigger at 6-5, 230.

Alabama either has two good quarterbacks or two not-good-enough quarterbacks.


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