April 13, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jacob Coker (14) during the first half of the spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football: Jacob Coker enrolls in school, begins meetings Wednesday to learn offense


Jacob Coker graduated as planed from Florida State last weekend and the presumptive starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide has enrolled in graduate classes in Tuscaloosa and will begin digesting the playbook and learning “The Process” on Wednesday, according to Cecil Hurt.

Coker was narrowly beat out by Jameis Winston last season in the quarterback competition for the Seminoles and after watching Winston win the Heisman Trophy and lead the Seminoles to the National Championship, that should serve as a sign of the high level of talent Coker possesses.

Alabama struggled at the quarterback position in the spring game in April and as the team searches for the replacement for AJ McCarron, they likely will turn to the quarterback who replaced him at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Mobile, Al. years ago.

The 6-5, 235-pound Coker has a big arm and is a capable athlete of extending plays with his feet and scrambling for yards that has been foreign to previous Alabama quarterbacks under Nick Saban.

Coker saw his season end prematurely to an ACL tear last year, but is in line to compete this fall for the starting job. In the meantime he will soak up Lane Kiffin’s playbook and ingratiate himself with his teammates who he hopes to lead to the College Football Playoff and perhaps a showdown with his former team in the national title game.


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  • tideman89

    I’m very anxious to see how Jacob does in the QB position. The team has so much riding on his success. Best of luck to him and the rest of the team. Roll Tide!!!