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August 27, 2014
Dana Holgorsen Press Conference - Alabama . . . WVUSports.com
"They're not the same quarterbacks," Holgorsen said. "Sims has a little more athleticism, where Coker is a bigger pocket guy . . .
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette
Holgorsen laughed off the notion that Alabama might be caught off-guard by West Virginia's up-tempo offense . . .
"For clarification, we were like 6 years old! Just so everyone knows that . . .
It presents challenges to the offensive line. The stack creates multiple blitzing packages with players coming from any number of directions . . .
No matter who gets the starting nod, Wilson believes the offense will revolve around the running game . . .
Foster came to Alabama has a ferocious hitter, but he liked to drop his head. That led to a string of stinger issues . . .
Freshman Tony Brown had an encouraging spring and Marlon Humphrey enters with the sky-high expectations that come standard with a five-star rating . . .
In photos distributed by Alabama, Sims was shown working with the first-team offense at the closed portions of Monday's practice . . .
Now that they have moved on to the NFL, new faces have taken over in the backfield . . .
Blake Sims was the first quarterback up for drills during the entire viewing period . . .
Saban didn't specify how he planned to limit Collins' special teams opportunities but said "we'll probably try to minimize that to some degree . . .
How can Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin help make the Blake Sims and Jacob Coker comfortable early on in their first significant game action? . . .
It's a scheme Alabama players aren't familiar with . . .
For 13 consecutive years, Birmingham has been ESPN's No. 1 market for college football games . . .
Kiffin calling plays for Alabama as the program's new offensive coordinator promises to be one of the most intriguing storylines of the college football season . . .
The Mountaineers are considerable underdogs . . .
Saban said. "Going to Mountaineer Field to watch West Virginia play, that was like the highlight of my year . . .
Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette
For Holgorsen, considered one of college football's foremost offensive minds, West Virginia's 4-8 season in 2013 was a miserable one any way you slice it up . . .
Monday's workout was the 25th of 28 fall practice and the third day of work on West Virginia . . .
University of Alabama
It's obvious the accuracy of Coker has improved from the first few practices of August . . .
Saban, asked if both quarterbacks definitely would play, said, "That decision has not been made yet . . .
Reading between the lines, Sims has one shot. He has to play well. If he does I'm not sure he'll get another shot . . .
Alabama defeats West Virginia while running 11, including five Derrick Henry touchdowns . . .
I'm hoping to have a break-out season," Ragland said. "Just make plays as everyone on the coaching staff has taught me to do . . .
I grew up a huge Alabama fan and once I went on a visit, it just felt right. Even on the way up there, I told my dad I feel like this is the place to be . . .
The team wore full pads since it wasn't a normal Monday . . .
Carrying the quarterback competition into the regular season isn't the worst thing in the world, as Alabama proved in 2011, but this battle isn't an exact parallel . . .
Who's the starting quarterback? . . .
Dominick Jackson will keep Cam Robinson honest at left tackle . . .
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