The million dollar question facing the Alabama Crimson Tide as they approach spring practice on March 15 is who will be the successor to AJ McCarron at quarterback.
There is no shortage of candidates to lead Lane Kiffin’s offense in Tuscaloosa with five signal-callers competing for reps in the spring in Blake Sims, Alec Morris, Cooper Bateman, Parker McLeod and early-enrolee David Cornwell, but Nick Saban won’t be in a rush to name a starter any time soon.
“We’re not going to be in any hurry to decide who the quarterback is,” Saban said Wednesday in a meeting with local reporters. “We’re going to give everybody a lot of opportunity to compete. “You guys are going to ask me at least 1,000 times between now and the first game who’s the first-team quarterback, and I’m telling you right now you’re probably going to get a 1,000 ‘We’re going to wait and see.’”
The favorite to win the job may be Jacob Coker who is not even on campus yet as he finishes up his degree at Florida State. Coker announced his transfer to Alabama after serving as the Seminoles backup quarterback to Jameis Winston last year prior to a knee injury.