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FSU QB transfer Jacob Coker signs with Alabama

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Jacob Coker and Alabama are now official.

Coker visited Alabama this weekend, and he committed to transfer to the Crimson Tide. Coker will graduate from FSU this spring, and he’ll be eligible to play this fall with two total years of eligibility.

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Coker is coming off of knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and he joins five other quarterbacks who will compete for the job in Blake Sims, Alec Morris, Cooper Bateman, Parker McCleod and and David Cornwell.

That’s a logjam that presents several options for Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin and the offense. Lane Kiffin and Jacob Coker will be a fascinating storyline to watch unfold in 2014.

Update: Alabama confirms Jacob Coker has signed a Letter of Intent.

Nick Saban had this to say about his (likely) future quarterback today in a statement:

“We think a lot of Jake and we are excited to have him join our team. He is not only an outstanding football player, but he is also a fine young man who we feel will be a great fit with our program at Alabama.”

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Comments 4

  1. Why does he not have to sit out his first year?

  2. Having already signed a LOI with Bama, anyone think his spring semester in Tallahassee will be weird as hell? He won’t be fan/student favorite for the next few months.

  3. Coker will get a run for his money this spring with a few guys that know the playbook and the offense better. Alec Morris and Justin Bateman are both in the mix, IMHO…