ATLANTA -- The decision has finally been made.
Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Tom Lunginbill that fifth-year senior Blake Sims would be the starting quarterback in the Crimson Tide’s season opener against West Virginia.
“We’ll start Blake and we’ll make the decisions and judgements from there.”
Saban said the decision came down to which quarterback knew the system better.
Sims spent the past two season as the backup to three-year starter AJ McCarron. Saban also mentioned that redshirt junior Jacob Coker would play.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
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