Alabama names its starting QB

Alabama coach Nick Saban. (Getty Images)

Alabama coach Nick Saban. (Getty Images)

Alabama has finally named a starting QB, and it’s Jake Coker.

Coker played most of the game for the Crimson Tide in Saturday’s 35-17 win over Wisconsin after beating out Cooper Bateman and Alec Morris in a quarterback competition during preseason camp.

Coker finished the game going 15 for 21 with 213 yards and a touchdown.

Heading into the game, it was uncertain who the starting quarterback would be.

Would coach Nick Saban would play multiple players at the position?

Three quarterbacks did see action, but not until Alabama held a significant lead.

Bateman was placed in the game late in third quarter, and completed 7 of 8 throws for 51 yards. Morris entered the game in the final minute and didn’t attempt any passes.

Saban said he decided on Thursday that both Coker and Bateman would play in the game, according to AnnistonStar.com’s Marq Burnett.

Saban has not decided on a plan for the quarterbacks moving forward, and will review the tape before making a decision next week.


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