It was reported early Monday that Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker had left practice early with a minor foot injury. The injury was said by head coach Nick Saban to be “minor” and he would miss “several days” of practice. Several days doesn’t seem to be as long as it used to be as Coker is back out on the field.
According to College Football Talk, Coker returned to practice Wednesday afternoon and he seems to be in good shape. He was said to have struggled just a bit with his follow-through, but other than that he seemed fine.
The fifth-year quarterback was the first quarterback to go through drills, and looked good through most of them. At times Coker struggled on his follow-through and accuracy but he delivered multiple on-the-money passes including one longer pass to Chris Black. A trainer was in Coker’s ear a few times throughout the practice, but the Alabama quarterback seemed to be moving around fine during the drills.
Coker transferred from Florida State prior to the 2014 season and was in competition with Blake Sims for the starting quarterback spot for most of the summer last year. He ultimately lost out to Sims and he didn’t see the field much in 2014.
Right now, he is currently in the middle of another and much larger quarterback battle. true freshman Blake Barnett, redshirt sophomore Cooper Bateman, redshirt freshman David Cornwell, junior Alec Morris, and Coker are all vying for the starting position and all have some momentum in different places.
The Crimson Tide open the season on September 5 when they play Wisconsin in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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