Friday, July 22, 2011

At Alabama, QB is a question mark

Perhaps the biggest question mark for Alabama this fall is at quarterback.

Greg McElroy, a two-year starter, is with the NFL's New York Jets. The two candidates for the open position are redshirt sophomore AJ McCarron and redshirt freshman Phillip Sims.

So where does the quarterback competition stand?

“It doesn’t stand anywhere,” said head coach Nick Saban. “It stands like it stands. We have two guys competing for the quarterback position. We’re going to continue to manage those guys trough fall camp. We have confidence in both of their abilities.”

Saban said he expected his quarterback to be a game manager.

 “When you manage the game, you make all the people on the offensive field feel like you’re in command, and you’re in control in terms of direction,” he said.

--Laura Owens