Saban Doesn't Choose A QB, Defense Looks To Improve


By Alabama News Network


By Ben Bolton

TUSCALOOSA, AL.---Instead of naming a starting quarterback, Nick Saban provided a hyphen. On the week one depth chart he listed both Blake Sims and Jacob Coker next to each other.

"We feel that both guys have been doing a very very good job," Saban said. "Obviously someone has to start the game. And we'll probably make that decision at some point and time this week."

The decision between Coker and Sims is the talk of the Crimson Tide fan base. Starting offensive lineman Austin Shepherd said that even his dad bugs him about who will start.

"Honestly we have no idea who is going to start," Shepherd said. "We still dont know. Both guys are doing an awesome job. Im pround of both of them. We're both really close friends. I am excited to see what happens. Im just as excited as everyone else."

Alabama's defense is also in the process of deciding it's new identity after giving up a total of 79 points in the last two games of the season.

"Its going to be a better unit this season," said junior safety Landon Collins. "We've become as a whole, our defense is older now. We have a lot more people who know the fronts and the defensive scheme. And we have a lot to prove t the ncaa and the world that we are going to be the defense they think we are."

When alabama takes on west virginia next saturday, it will be a chance for the crimson tide to let out a little frustration after losing back to back games to end the season.

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