Coker transferred from Florida State after battling Jameis Winston for the starting job last preseason and completing 18 passes for 250 yards in relief of the Heisman Trophy winner. Senior Sims completed 18 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns and added 61 yards on the ground.
Sims or Coker will replace A.J. McCarron, a three-year starter who was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 draft.
The Crimson Tide are ranked second in the preseason AP Poll.
Saban on QBS: No guarantee that "whatever pitcher starts the game is necessarily going to pitch nine innings." — John Zenor (@jzenor) August 25, 2014
Saban: Says both QBs Coker and Sims are "doing a very, very good job." — John Zenor (@jzenor) August 25, 2014
- Chris Johnson