There has been a good amount of talk concerning Jake Coker, enough for him to warrant his own thread. I inadvertently started the Coker brouhaha when I casually mentioned that Jake Coker had peeked my interest and that he could be an undiscovered diamond in the rough. Here is why Coker peeked my interest. It really began while watching the Georgia game and my eyes really opened with the two big time NFL type passes at the end of the Tenn game that allowed Alabama to win the game. Since then Coker and Alabama has gotten better every game. HISTORY Coker attended St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile AL. He ran a Winged T offense that was run first and passed 10 -12 times a game as a Junior and switched to a Pro Style Offense as a Senior. As a result he wasn't high on many radars. Fisher saw enough to offer him a scholarship. (Fisher may be closer a real QB Guru or Whisperer) Jake Coker signed with FSU 2011 class. He was a red shirt in 2011. 2012 a red shirt freshman he backed up EJ Manuel. 2013 he competed with Jamies Winston for the starting position. A foot injury limited Coker's participation in spring ball. In fall training it was neck and neck, as it was reported; "Would it be Winston, redshirt junior Clint Trickett or redshirt sophomore Jacob Coker? The latter was a 6'5, 230-pound gem with one of the strongest arms to ever come through Tallahassee.....With Coker battling a foot injury in spring, Winston gained the early edge.......Over the summer, Winston and Coker worked with the first-team offense -- a battle that would extend into fall camp. And Coker, by all accounts, had an excellent fall. Winston had great days and bad days, and the battle was legitimately close between the pair...............The staff was legitimately torn on which should start, but after consulting with some trusted advisors and coaches, Fisher settled on Winston." http://www.sbnation.com/college-foo...onship-jimbo-fisher-jameis-winston-2013-recap Coker graduated early from FSU and in January 2014 transferred to Alabama without having to miss time. In 2014 Coker a red shirt Junior was beat out by Senior Blake Sims. In reading press clippings and listening to interviews it was a battle through Sept. 2014. It came down to Sims who was a Senior and had been at Alabama his entire time and favorite among teammates. Sims had a better understanding and feel for the Alabama offense and system and was the much better runner, why he won the job. Coker was clearly the much better talent in the pocket but lacked familiarity. A year later, Jake Coker enters the fall in a similar position, widely viewed as the favorite to win Alabama's starting quarterback job." The big difference? The former Florida State transfer is more comfortable running the Tide's offense after first enrolling at Alabama following spring practice last year. "Jake Coker has done an outstanding job for us," coach Nick Saban said Wednesday at SEC Media Days. "I think he's made a tremendous amount of improvement. I think that a better understanding, better knowledge of the system, better knowledge of what we expect [and] what's expected of him in our offense are all things that have contributed to his confidence and his performance level. "We just want to see him continue to develop the kind of consistency to make the kind of decisions and judgments to process the information quickly and make quick decisions that allows him to play winning football at his position. We're encouraged by all the things that he's done to this point." http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/07/nick_saban_encouraged_by_alaba.html " Fisher firmly believes that Coker is the right man to take over for the Tide. "Including what they've had, he's much more talented than anything they've had," said Fisher, per TideSports.com's D.C. Reeves. "I don't mean to discredit the previous guys, they were all great. But this guy is extremely talented. Arm and mind." http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...ake-sims-latest-updates-on-alabamas-qb-battle Now that Coker finally has his chance to start, he seems to be making the most of it.......TO BE CONTINUED.