With spring football getting underway, all eyes in the state of Alabama will be on the race to replace AJ McCarron as the man under center for the Crimson Tide. After three successful years, including two national championships, McCarron has left some big shoes to fill to the likes of Blake Sims, incoming freshman David Cornwell, and of course, Florida State transfer Jacob Coker who won’t be arriving until the summer.
After practice on Tuesday, head coach Nick Saban talked to the media about the quarterback situation that he and new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has on their hands, and he explained that they’re going to be patient with the entire process.
“Which guys can develop into guys that can actually execute and do that on the most consistent basis? It’s all about playing winning football. That’s something you can evaluate in practice every day. I think a lot of our guys we have have ability. They don’t have a lot of experience. It’ll be a work in progress all spring to see how they develop. I’m sure when we have scrimmages, maybe some of the guys that practice well will struggle a little more. Some other guys might play better in the scrimmage.
It’s expected that the battle this spring will determine who will be the top candidate to battle with Coker for the position once he arrives for fall camp.
You can watch Saban’s comments here: