FSU back-up quarterback Jacob Coker is about to join the battle to be Alabama’s new starting quarterback for 2014, ESPN has reported.

The report said that sources told the website: “Coker┬áhas been released from his scholarship and is free to transfer to another program. He is on course to graduate this spring, whereupon he’s expected to enroll” in Tuscaloosa.

Coker was No.2 at FSU to Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, who lit up the country last year.

The report noted that Coker was outgoing Alabama QB AJ McCarron’s back-up at St Paul’s, Mobile, where he threw for over 1,500 yards and 16 TDs and ran the ball for 355 yards and 6 TDs.

He’s expected to battle Blake Sims for the job, as well as Alec Morris and two others.

BOTTOM LINE: If Coker comes in, Bama suddenly has a dual threat QB, or if Saban likes Sims, you can expect both players to be sharing time. This could be great for the Tide. Whatever happens, a lot will be expected of the players – even though a lot of the punishment will be taken by running back Derrick Henry, who’s our dark horse for a Heisman Trophy in 2014.


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