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Reports: There's A "Good Chance" Cooper Bateman Starts At QB For Alabama vs. Ole Miss

Updated: It's confirmed. Bateman will get the start. 

">September 20, 2015

Earlier: Against both Wisconsin and Middle Tennessee, Alabama senior quarterback Jake Coker started, while sophomore signal-caller Cooper Bateman worked as second-string. Saturday night, according to a number of reporters, those roles could be reversed. Both Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News and Chris Low of ESPN have reported that Bateman may be getting the nod tonight against Ole Miss. 

Low says that Alabama is looking to get "more athletic" at the position.

">September 20, 2015

">September 20, 2015

On this season, Coker is 30-of-47 for 427 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Bateman is 18-of-25 for 149 yards with one touchdown and one interception. If the sophomore does get the start, expect him to be tested early by a stout Rebels defense.