The quarterback competition may still be ongoing at Alabama, but the defending SEC champions and College Football Playoff participants will see one player vying for the starting job miss some crucial practice time leading up to the start of the new college football season.
“Jake Coker has a minor foot injury that we think will keep him out of practice for several days,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in a released statement Monday afternoon. “Our physicians anticipate a full recovery.”
Alabama is home to one of the more intriguing quarterback situations in the country, as most any key position battle at Alabama can be. With Blake Sims moving on, the Crimson Tide are looking to find the next starting quarterback to lead Lane Kiffin‘s offense in 2015. If Coker is ultimately not available for the season opener in Arlington against Wisconsin, it may be up to redshirt freshman David Cornwell to step right into the spotlight on the grand stage.
Saban said in the past couple of days he is unsettled on the quarterback position right now, still waiting for one of his options to emerge as the clear answer. There is still time to figure this out, but the month of August is evaporating quickly and it is just about crunch time to make some key decisions at Alabama and other programs as well.