It feels like ages ago, but there was a time this season when Alabama’s starting quarterback spot was up for grabs.
Back in August, coach Nick Saban was at his wit’s end, and still taking quarterback advice from his wife, Terry.
“As bad as I’d like to make it happen, I can’t make it happen,” he said (via CoachingSearch.com‘s Chris Vannini). “Miss Terry was here today, and I’m sure when I go home, I’m going to get an earful about the quarterbacks, who played best, who she likes the best and all that, but she can’t make it happen either.”
Senior Jake Coker eventually wrested the position away from sophomore Cooper Bateman in mid-September, ending a battle that had been raging nearly all year.
But the Alabama media never got an epilogue from Terry’s side of things: What did she think of the quarterbacks?
Saban gave an update during his Wednesday teleconference.
“I get Miss Terry’s opinion on a lot of things,” he said. “I certainly respect her opinion in every regard. I don’t think she’d want me to tell you what she thinks.”
“I know she really likes Jake Coker,” he said.