ESPN College Gameday analyst David Pollack believes that the Alabama Crimson Tide won’t be able to win a national championship with Blake Sims as the starting quarterback. The former Georgia linebacker weighed in on Alabama’s current quarterback situation, backing former Florida State transfer Jacob Coker as the best candidate for the Tide’s starting job.

“I don’t think Blake Sims is talented enough,” Pollack said. “Alabama won’t win a national championship with Sims at quarterback. He’s not talented enough to win a title. I think it has to be Jacob Coker. If you saw A&M week one, they’re going to score points…You better be able to put up points and throw downfield.”

Pollack has been vocal of his support of Coker throughout the quarterback competition. In an appearance at the Arians Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic this past June, Pollack called Coker the “most talented quarterback” of the Saban era.

“You can go ahead and hand it (the starting job) to him,” Pollack said. “If you’ve seen Jacob Coker throw a football — I saw him this spring inTallahassee, it’s ridiculous. He can spin it better than any quarterback Nick Saban’s had at Alabama. It’s not even close, including AJ McCarron.”

Alabama is expected to play both quarterbacks as an “open audition” Saturday against West Virginia, with Sims as the starter. reported Tuesday that Alabama planned to use two quarterbacks similarly to 2011, when starter A.J. McCarron split time with Phillip Sims.