Former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Kevin Norwood may have given a bit of a hint recently on the radio as to how Nick Saban will replace AJ McCarron at quarterback, and it involves a steady rumor about current Florida State backup quarterback, Jacob Coker.
Norwood recently appeared on Tide 99.1 The Game, where when asked about the ‘Bama QB situation, he gave a hint that kind of specifically pointed toward Coker coming in to battle for the starting position in Tuscaloosa.
“You got Del Rio, who left. He was a pretty good quarterback,” Norwood told the radio station. “Then you have a guy coming in from Florida State, a 6-5 guy, I don’t know too much about him. I heard good things about him.”
Well, we know that he’s not talking about Jameis Winston, so either Norwood knows something that has yet to be made public yet, or he’s getting into some massive trolling now that his college career is over.
Coker, a resident of Alabama, narrowly missed out becoming the starter at FSU last summer when he was beaten out by Winston. Virtually since then, Coker has been rumored to make a return back to home state, especially with McCarron leaving.
With Coker nearly being good enough to beat out the reigning Heisman winner, there’s almost no doubt that he would be able to start right away at Alabama.
The only question now would be whether or not academics would allow that. No one seems to know at this point whether Coker will graduate this spring–which would put him in good position to get to Tuscaloosa by the summer–or summer, in which case he would miss out on the opportunity.