Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama QB David Cornwell says he’s back to his old self following knee injury


For the first time since the 2011 season, the Alabama Crimson Tide will be starting off a football season with a new quarterback under center. One of the potential successors to AJ McCarron is incoming recruit, David Cornwell, who unfortunately suffered a set back last fall when he was forced to undergo knee surgery.

On Thursday, Cornwell tweeted out a message to Tide fans that should make them very happy, as he said that he’s back to feeling like his old self again after a throwing session.


Cornwell has already enrolled in classes in Tuscaloosa and will have a legitimate shot to win the starting quarterback job this spring with McCarron’s departure.

With the departure of Luke Del Rio this week from the program, Cornwell’s main competitor now will be senior Blake Sims, who is the only QB on the roster that has thrown a collegiate pass.

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  • ndotken

    Blake Sims may be the only QB on the roster to throw a pass in a game, but he is probably not the main competitor for Cornwell. At 6-4 and 230 lbs with a very strong arm, insiders are saying that Alec Morris is probably the frontrunner to emerge as the starter during spring practice. Cornwell may eventually win the starting job, but he’s got a lot more competition than just Sims.