Alabama coach Nick Saban says backup quarterback Blake Sims must cut back on mistakes

November 17, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims (6) signals to the sidelines against the Western Carolina Catamounts during the second quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

We all know the Alabama Crimson Tide are set at quarterback with three-year starter Katherine Webb’s Boyfriend at the helm. However, in the event of an injury, the Tide will have to rely on junior Blake Sims, a player still in need of some development according to head coach Nick Saban.

Saban spoke about Sims after Alabama finished their scrimmage on Saturday:

Blake played one series. Had a pretty good series. They moved the ball downfield and kicked a field goal today when Blake was in there.


Blake’s biggest problem is forcing the ball. He actually played pretty well today, but he threw three interceptions. And they were all what I call ‘hope’ throws. A guy wasn’t really open. He was just hoping the guy was going to make a play. The defensive player made the play, because the guy was really covered.


If he can eliminate those, I think he can be an effective passer. He’s really improved in that regard (

Sims played sparingly during Alabama’s run to the championship last year, completing five out of ten passes for 77 yards and running the ball 30 times for 187 yards.


Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Blake Sims, Nick Saban

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  • The Pharaoh

    I think Blake is a talented QB, and he could be used more, especially in goal-line situations.

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