Dec 5, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin works with quarterbacks and receivers during practice at the Georgia Dome. Alabama plays the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama: Quarterback Battle
For Alabama, the storyline to watch heading into fall camp is the quarterback battle. As with last year, the Crimson Tide will be breaking in a new quarterback with little or no game experience. This is truly a repeat of last year when it was projected that Jacob Coker would walk in and seize control of the quarterback position.
Coker struggled with the playbook, however, and allowed a converted running back in Blake Sims to take control of the quarterback position. Sims never relinquished it, and for good reason. Alabama’s offense experienced a renaissance of sorts under the tutelage of Kiffin and Sims. The Crimson Tide offense must find a quarterback. If Coker isn’t ready to seize the job, a group of underclassmen stand ready to do so.