Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide back-up quarterback Alec Morris (11) helps block the signal call into the offense during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football: Is Alec Morris out of the Crimson Tide QB race?

Although the real Alabama Crimson Tide QB competition doesn’t start until Florida State transfer Jacob Coker arrives on campus this summer, the recent spring session saw Blake Sims, Cooper Bateman and Alec Morris all take snaps to see if they can get a headstart on the battle before Coker does get on the field in a ‘Bama uniform.

But, has Morris already been taken out of the race? If recent comments from head coach Nick Saban are any indication, he might have played himself out of the race.

“We’re really looking forward to Jacob coming in,” Saban said. “We think he’s an outstanding young man and certainly the kind of person we really look forward to have in our program in terms of his character, his attitude. He’s certainly a guy we coveted in high school and thought he was a very, very good player. We’re anxious to get him there so that he can learn and develop and compete for the job.

“Cooper Bateman and Blake Sims have both done a nice job this spring and are improving very nicely, so we want them to continue to progress and when Jacob comes in, give him every opportunity to see what he can do.”

With not one mention of Morris, it appears that the three-way battle between Coker, Bateman and Sims is set for this summer, while the future for Morris now comes into question.

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