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The Alabama Starting QB Competition Is Still Going, Nick Saban Says On SportsCenter

Alabama is 16 days away from beginning its football season, but coach Nick Saban is yet to decide who will start under center when the Crimson Tide take on West Virginia in Atlanta Aug. 30. 

Jacob Coker, a transfer from Florida State, and Blake Sims, a four-star recruit from the 2010 class, are the candidates. Both have been taking reps with the first-team unit during preseason camp. 

Saban explained how the process is going during an interview on ESPN.

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Most college football analysts and reporters have stated that Coker is presumed to be the favorite in the competition, but Sims has the edge in experience, being a part of Saban's system for multiple years. 

Saban could wait until the week of Aug. 30 to decide, or, perhaps, could even go with a two-quarterback system during the season until one breaks out.