Chris Low’s analysis of Alabama’s quarterback situation sounds guarded.
Jacob Coker hasn’t played a down for Alabama. For that matter, he hasn’t participated in the first official practice with the Crimson Tide. But already he’s the heir apparent to AJ McCarron, and the Tide are counting on him coming in and being their quarterback in 2014. He played behind Jameis Winston at Florida State last season and is extremely gifted. If Coker takes a little longer to develop, Alabama will likely turn to senior Blake Sims, who still needs to prove that he can beat teams throwing the ball.
That turns out to be the fifth best positional resume in the conference. Better than South Carolina, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee, all of which sport quarterbacks who have actually started for their schools.
It’s amazing how much deference the media has given Coker, as slight as his experience is. And McCarron aside, how many great quarterbacks has Saban turned out?
Coker must be extremely gifted, alright.