April 3rd, 2014 11:30 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama
Tags: Alabama, Auburn, Blake Sims, FSU, Jacob Coker
Senior-to-be Blake Sims has a leg up on departed Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron in one area. He’s already met with Tuscaloosa reporters. McCarron wasn’t given his media baptism until he’d won the starter’s gig in August of his sophomore year.
Sims will compete for the Crimson Tide’s starting spot with incoming transfer Jacob Coker. Coker will arrive this summer after leaving defending national champ Florida State.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m having fun out there. Everybody’s smiling. Everybody’s having fun. Just trying to do what we’ve got to do to be the best…
I think (the QB/receivers rapport is) very good, just communication and building a relationship so we know where we’re going to be with our body language. Just if we try to say that if I was here, where would this person be, and try to be in the other person’s mind at all times.”
That should prove to be an advantage for Sims when his battle with Coker fires up this summer. Many Tide fans are hoping Coker will step in and snag the starting reins. But even on the competition front, Sims is saying all the right things:
“I’m ready for him to get here and make Bama even (that) much better as a team and bring his personality and make everybody smile and take in with open arms.”
For his career, Sims is 23-of-39 for 144 yards and two touchdowns in mop-up duty. Coker was 21-of-41 for 295 yards one touchdown and one interception during his FSU career.
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