The SEC Media Days saved their biggest draw for the final day as Alabama will have their moment to address the 1,200-plus media members in attendance at Hoover, Ala. as Nick Saban and three of his Crimson Tide players give their state of the team.
Saban will speak at 12:10 p.m. where he will undoubtedly be asked countless times about who his starting quarterback will be for the Tide’s season opener vs. West Virginia with AJ McCarron off to the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Florida State transfer Jacob Coker is the presumed choice to be the quarterback when training camp breaks and is the biggest wildcard in college football. He is awfully talented, but also lacks in-game experience.
If he’s good, Alabama will be in the College Football Playoff, if his inexperience shows up on Saturday, the Tide could be open to a quarterback controversy in the middle of SEC play.
Coker will not be at Media Days to the dismay of many who want to get a look at the guy who could be handed the keys to the Alabama offense this year, but wide receiver Amari Cooper will be there who will have the task of answering questions about who will be throwing the All-SEC receiver the ball in 2014.
Joining Cooper in Hoover are safety and All-American candidate, Landon Collins, who inherits a leadership role with the departures of Vinnie Sunseri and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the secondary and Butkus Award winner, C.J. Mosley in the NFL. Collins could be in line for a stellar season as the best defensive back Saban has coached at Alabama.
Rounding out the trio of Tide players at Media Days is Christion Jones who could be the most dangerous return man in college football since Devin Hester was running back kicks and punts at Miami from 2003-2005.
Jones averaged 14 yards per punt return and 28.7 yards per kick return last year when he ran back two punts for scores and one kick for a score as a junior, including one each in the opener last year vs. Virginia Tech, when he also caught a touchdown pass.
If you had one question to ask any of the Alabama representatives at Media Days, what would it be?