Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't rule out two-QB system in 2014

Friday July 18th, 2014

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a bit of a dilemma on his hands this season as he aims to replace three-year starting quarterback AJ McCarrron, now with the Cincinnati Bengals. Florida State transfer Jacob Coker and senior Blake Sims are competing for the starting job. At the SEC Media Days, Saban did not rule out the possibility of both seeing time in a two-quarterback system, according to

"It's not something that I would hope would happen," Saban said Thursday at SEC Media Days, referring to the possibility of running a two-quarterback system. "Is it something that I can totally rule out? Not really, because I think the skill set of Blake Sims can create problems for a defense.

"If we wanted to utilize him to do that in some kind of way, I guess you could say that we could possibly have a two-quarterback system."

Coker, with two years of eligibility left, decided to leave Florida State after he lost the job to Jameis Winston last season. The Alabama native seems to be the favorite to start the season under center, especially after Sims played poorly in the Alabama spring game, completing just 13-of-30 passes for 178 yards with two interceptions. 

- Jack Jorgensen

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