Fisher: Jacob Coker is more talented than any recent Alabama QB

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.

That’s quite the bar to clear for the next quarterback in Tuscaloosa, who Tide fans presume will be Florida State transfer Jacob Coker.

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:

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Fisher knows Coker better than anyone, and it doesn’t seem like there’s any hyperbole in those statements.

More from the interview:

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.

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The bar has been set, Tide fans.

(h/t College Football Talk)

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