DESTIN, Fla. — Alabama coach Nick Saban denied that Florida State transfer Jacob Coker would be a lock to succeed AJ McCarron as the Crimson Tide’s quarterback.
Former Walton High School standout
Parker McLeod won’t be the new quarterback, with Saban saying he would transfer. McLeod threw one pass in the Alabama spring game and it was intercepted. He’ll be the second quarterback to transfer out of Alabama this offseason.
Coker competed with Jameis Winston
for the starting job in Tallahassee last year before backing up the eventual Heisman Trophy winner for most of the season. He injured his knee in November and had surgery.
Coker, who attended the same Mobile high school as McCarron, has already graduated from Florida State and is eligible to play immediately for Alabama.
The Tide went through spring practice with six quarterbacks. Blake Sims and Cooper Bateman emerged as the leading contenders to start among holdovers.