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Blake Sims | Quarterback

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208

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Alabama redshirt senior QB Blake Sims completed 11 of 13 attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 41-0 win over FAU.
Sims added another touchdown on the ground. Nick Saban went into the game saying he would get Sims and Jacob Coker snaps, but the former played much better. Expect Sims to continue to start. Alabama plays Southern Miss next. Sep 6 - 3:21 PM

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Alabama coach Nick Saban once again announced on Monday that redshirt senior Blake Sims and FSU transfer Jacob Coker will share snaps against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Saban made the same announcement before the West Virginia game. Sims played essentially the entire game, with Coker coming on for a few garbage snaps to hand the ball off when the Crimson Tide were bleeding the clock. "I still don't hesitate to say there's a quarterback competition," Saban said. So how will the pair share reps this time around? "When I figure it out, I won't tell you," Saban told reporters with a smile.
Sep 1 - 5:54 PM

Redshirt senior Blake Sims will be Alabama's starting QB in the season opener against West Virginia, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Fowler notes expected starter (and FSU transfer) Jacob Coker will backup Sims but is expected to play at some point against the Mountaineers. has played in 23 career games and rushed for 355 yards on 67 carries (5.3 yards per carry) while throwing for 244 yards on 23-of-39 passing. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman notes Lane Kiffin (Alabama's new offensive coordinator) heavily recruited Sims to Tennessee, but as a receiver.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 29 - 4:38 PM

Blake Sims could be a backup option to AJ McCarron.

With Phillip Sims transferring to Virginia, the Tide does not have any experience behind McCarron. Phillip Ely, who on paper became the No. 2 when Phillip Sims left, did not see the field as a freshman last season. Blake Sims was a standout quarterback in high school and coach Nick Saban noted there was a plan to give him some work at the position last year. That plan could be accelerated come August. Blake Sims, who will be a sophomore, did not have a carry last season and is not in line to get much work at running back in 2012. That could be all the more reason to use his talent at QB.
Wed, May 9, 2012 12:13:00 PM