Oct 5, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims (6) drops back to pass against the Georgia State Panthers during the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football Podcast: Who's The Next Tide Quarterback?


In this episode Tom and Dave discuss Alabama’s quarterback position. We’ve teased this topic for a while, and given recent developments, now’s the right time to unpack the situation.

Highlights of our discussion include:

Coker starts, right? We’ve not been shy in expressing our opinions on this topic. After all, “Day One Starter” was the takeaway from the recruiting show in February. Here we spend more time stepping through several points which together make a clear case for why Coker is in Tuscaloosa.

Why is Blake the No. 2? We’re convinced we have the best theory going on this topic, and here we step through it again. We further the idea by exploring the potential for Nick Saban wanting to explore new offensive wrinkles.

Ranking the available QBs. If Coker starts, how does the rest of the depth chart fill out? What roles can we expect to emerge?

Why did Alec Morris punt at A-Day? Does Alec Morris really have a shot at punting, or is he really in the mix for more time at QB?

How many QBs play this season? It’s almost a trick question. Alabama barely played three QBs last season. Do we match or exceed this number? What motivation would we have to blow away last year’s use of the depth chart?

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