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Blake Sims gets the nod to start over FSU transfer Stoker (video)

News out of the Alabama camp is that Blake Sims will get the nod to start over FSU transfer Jacob Coker this Saturday against West Virginia.  Seemingly everyone expected Coker to be the Crimson Tide’s starter going into the season.  That everyone also includes his former coach Jimbo Fisher who so high on Coker that he let him go and started a true Freshman and that Freshman...
Via NCAA Football Zone
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West Virginia-Alabama: 5 Things To Watch For

This game has more on the line then some people would know. Alabama is currently on a two-game losing streak and hasn't lost three straight since 2007 which was Sabin's first year as Alabama's coach. Some key things to watch for is West Virginia's passing attack vs the well know Crimson Tide secondary, will Alabama stick with Blake Sims the whole game or will he switch...
Via Football Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Source: Alabama QB Blake Sims to start Week 1 for vs. West Virginia

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims will start the Crimson Tide's season-opening game versus West Virginia on Saturday, a source told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman. The new was first reported by CBS Sports. Sims, a senior from Gainesville, Ga., backed up former Tide starter AJ McCarron the past two seasons. He played in eight games in 2013, completing 18 of 29 passing attempts for...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

ATLANTA (AP) Time to get some answers about Alabama's quarterback competition. Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying for the top job throughout preseason practice and coach Nick Saban says they have been running neck-and-neck. The second-ranked Crimson Tide's opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday is likely...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama to start Blake Sims over Jacob Coker

When the Alabama Crimson Tide open their season against West Virginia, Blake Sims will be their starting quarterback according to CBS Sports. Jeremy Fowler first reported that Alabama has decided to go with Sims over Jacob Coker. Blake Sims will be Alabama’s starting quarterback on Saturday against West Virginia barring any unexpected last-minute changes, according […]
Via Full Scale Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Sims To Start At QB For Alabama Vs. West Virginia

Nick Saban has decided on a starting quarterback–for one game, anyway.  According to a report by CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler, redshirt senior Blake Sims will be behind center when the Crimson Tide take the field for the first time Saturday against West Virginia. The competition for the starting job is still ongoing, though, as Florida State transfer Jacob Coker will play, too...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blake Sims Is Currently The Favorite To Start Alabama’s Season Opener, Jacob Coker Will Also Play

The big question for Alabama coming into the 2014 season has been who will replace A.J. McCarron as the team’s starting quarterback. On Monday, the two players who have been considered for the job — redshirt senior Blake Sims and redshirt junior/Florida State transfer Jacob Coker — were listed as co-starters, which led some to believe that Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coker or Sims? Who Should and Will Be Alabama's Starter in 2014

As we sit here just about a week until the 2014 college football season starts it’s hard to believe that the number two team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide, still do not know who their starting quarterback will be.The Alabama Crimson Tide are about to enter a season without A.J. McCarron for the first time since 2010. The Tide experienced three of their best seasons in...
Via Football Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: 4 Reasons Why Blake Sims Should the Starting Quarterback in 2014

By:  Stephen M. Smith | @ESPN_Future  Originally Posted On | TouchdownAlabama.Net Since 2011, Alabama has had a set player at the quarterback position. As a three-year starter, AJ McCarron exuded toughness, confidence and leadership. He ended his tenure with 9,019 passing yards and 77 touchdowns. With McCarron in the National Football League, the Tide faces a new challenge...
Via Sports Brothers Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban On Alabama QB Competition: Blake Sims Playing ‘Faster’ Than Jacob Coker, Still No Decision

Nick Saban doesn’t appear to be any closer to making a decision on who Alabama’s starting quarterback will be for its season opener against West Virginia.  The Crimson Tide had an intra-squad scrimmage today and both competitors–redshirt junior Jacob Coker, a transfer from Florida State, and redshirt senior Blake Sims–took equal repetitions with the first-team offense....
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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