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August 25, 2014

Nick Saban not ready to name starting QB

Alabama head coach Nick Saban handed out a depth chart, but it didn't answer the biggest question of the offseason.

Who's the starting quarterback?

Saban listed senior Blake Sims and transfer Jake Coker as co-starters on the depth chart released on Monday.

"We're going to continue to rep both guys, we feel like both guys have been doing a really good job," Saban said. "Obviously someone has to start the game and we'll make that decision at some point in time this week. But I think both guys are doing a good job right and we're going to continue to try and develop both of those players at this point."

Throughout the fall, Saban has consistently said that both Sims, the most veteran quarterback on the roster, and Coker, who transferred in from Florida State and enrolled this summer, have not been able to take hold of the starting spot. Saban reiterated Monday that Sims is further ahead in terms of his familiarity with the offense but that Coker has preformed well given the circumstances.

Saban did not specify which quarterback would take the first snap against West Virginia on Saturday nor did he say that both quarterbacks would play for sure. As of this point, Saban says there isn't any uniform plan of how a potential rotation would work.

"We don't have any plans for that as of this point," Saban said. "Whatever pitcher starts the game isn't necessarily going to pitch nine innings."

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban released his fall depth chart prior to his news conference on Monday.


6 Blake Sims/ 14 Jacob Coker
11 Alec Morris
18 Cooper Bateman
12 David Cornwell

4 T.J. Yeldon
27 Derrick Henry
17 Kenyan Drake
20 Tyren Jones/28 Altee Tenpenny

WR (X)
9 Amari Cooper
13 ArDarius Stewart
80 Raheem Falkins/7 Cam Sims

WR (Z)
2 DeAndrew White
8 Robert Foster

WR (H)
22 Christion Jones
5 Chris Black

74 Cam Robinson
76 Dominick Jackson

77 Arie Kouandjio
71 Ross Pierschbacher

70 Ryan Kelly
75 Bradley Bozeman/67 Josh Casher

50 Alphonse Taylor
72 Leon Brown
79 Austin Shepherd
64 Grant Hill

84 Brian Vogler/88 O.J. Howard
94 Dakota Ball
83 Ty Flournoy-Smith
85 Malcom Faciane

45 Jalston Fowler | 6-1, 250, SR
46 Michael Nysewander/41 Kurt Frietag/47 Corey McCarron


94 Jonathan Allen/54 Dalvin Tomlinson
52 Dee Liner

57 D.J. Pettway
9 Da'Shawn Hand/90 Jarran Reed

86 A'Shawn Robinson
95 Darren Lake/99 Brandon Ivory
69 Joshua Frazier

30 Denzel Devall
25 Dillon Lee
32 Rashaan Evans/34 Christian Miller

47 Xzavier Dickson
7 Ryan Anderson

33 Trey DePriest/10 Reuben Foster
11 Shaun Dion Hamilton

18 Reggie Ragland/10 Reuben Foster
35 Walker Jones

5 Cyrus Jones
2 Tony Brown/4 Eddie Jackson

16 Bradley Sylve
21 Maurice Smith/29 Marlon Humphrey

S27 Nick Perry/24 Geno Smith
23 Jabriel Washington

26 Landon Collins
20 Jarrick Williams
6 Hootie Jones

Special Teams

15 JK Scott

99 Adam Griffith

22 Christion Jones and 2 De'Andrew White
5 Cyrus Jones and 26 Landon Collins
22 Christion Jones
5 Cyrus Jones

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