Fisher: Jacob Coker is more talented than any recent Alabama QB
JUN 10, 2014 2:15p ET
On the whole, the Alabama Crimson Tide have had very good quarterback play in the Nick Saban era.
John Parker Wilson helped lead the Tide to the Sugar Bowl in 2008, Saban's second year.
Greg McElroy took the starting job in 2009 and won a national championship.
In 2011, McElroy gave the gig up to A.J. McCarron, who in three years as the starting QB won two BCS championships and appeared in the Sugar Bowl.
The good news: His former coach, Jimbo Fisher, says Coker is "much more talented than anything they've had" at the position. From an interview with TideSports.com:
"Including what they've had, he's much more talented than anything they've had," Fisher said. "I don't mean to discredit the previous guys, they were all great. But this guy is extremely talented. Arm and mind."
Fisher knows Coker better than anyone, and it doesn't seem like there's any hyperbole in those statements.
More from the interview:
First of all, he's a very good person. He's a team guy, he's a tremendous human being, you want him to be your son. He works hard, does his due diligence, you can't work him enough. He's 'yes sir, no sir,' everything for the team. And then he's gifted with a tremendous arm, he's a very intelligent guy and learns well.
The other thing, you don't realize how athletic he is. He can run. He's a heavy runner, and what I mean by that is he is a physical guy, he likes contact, he's not a guy who backs off. Just extremely tough and competitive. He has all the tools.
Good stuff -- we encourage you to check out the full interview with Fisher at TideSports.com.
And we encourage Coker to never stop working this summer, because your former coach just said you're "much more talented" than a guy who brought two championships to Tuscaloosa.
The bar has been set, Tide fans.
(h/t College Football Talk)
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