...or is Blake Sims that much better than we all thought? Regardless of what you may think about both of these guys, neither one seems to stand out to Saban at thsi point. That could be really good news for us, or really bad news. http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2014/08/is_it_crazy_to_think_blake_sim.html#incart_river http://bamahammer.com/2014/08/14/ni...lake-sims-splitting-time-starting-qb/#!bDXpi2 There was a reason Nick Saban went out and got Coker from the Noles. His other starting QB option wasn't all that appealing to him. Coker was supposed to be the next big thing at F$U, but lost his starting job to a freshman, granted a Heisman/National Champion freshman, but a freshman all the same. So that leaves us with two thoughts regarding Coker, either (1) he is really good, just maybe not Heisman good, and lost his starting job to a very good freshman, or (2) he's not that great bc a freshman beat him out for the starting role. That brings us to the man Coker was brought in to replace, Blake Sims. Sims was actually a much higher ranked player coming out of high school than Coker was, but wasn't necessarily thought of as a QB, and hasn't really done a whole lot at Bama besides the run the ball some. Replacing McCarron is no small feat considering he's won multiple championships, but you would think a senior would have a pretty good grasp of the offense after playing with AJ for a few years. However, if he did have a good understanding of the offense, and was able to perform at an SEC level, that begs the question why would you need to bring Coker in? Maybe they both are very good QBs, which is why one hasn't distanced himself from the other. But maybe they're both just mediocre, which is why Saban won't discuss the topic, and why some people are talking about Sims potentially starting. Because I like the thought of the latter, that's the theory I'm going with. If it's true that neither guy really has command of the offense, that would bode extremely well for us since we play them so early on in the season. I think the longer they're splitting time as the starter, the better our chances are for an upset. What's say you?