Local paper picks David Cornwell to win ‘Bama QB job

The Alabama Crimson Tide may have former Florida State transfer and fifth-year senior Jacob Coker on the roster, but AL.com does not believe he will be starting under center when the season begins.

Rather, AL.com is picking redshirt freshman David Cornwell to beat out Coker for the starting job. This is certainly an interesting development, as Coker has prime size for the position at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds and has completed 59 of 100 pass attempts for 698 yards and five touchdowns in limited playing time throughout his college career.

But then there is Cornwell, a former four-star recruit from Norman, Oklahoma who also has great size at 6-foot-5, 241 pounds. On top of that, he is the pocket passer that Tide coach Nick Saban prefers in his pro-style offense. Nothing against Coker, but the fact that he could not beat out Blake Sims for the starting job last season probably isn’t helping him.

Regardless of who ends up starting under center once the season starts, this quarterback battle is officially one to watch and Campus Sports will update it as more details become available.

Alabama opens the season against Wisconsin on September 5, in a game set to be played at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium.

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