Jacob Coker’s twice-a-week, three-hour drives between Tallahassee and Mobile are officially a thing of the past.
Coker made one last road trip over the weekend, trekking a little more than three hours north from Mobile to Alabama’s campus. Freshly graduated from Florida State, the Crimson Tide quarterback arrived three weeks before the start of summer semester to make up for lost time.
Alabama’s quarterback competition won’t officially resume until the team regroups for practice in August, but the next three months are just as pivotal. The long-promised “opportunity” to compete for the starting job begins now for Coker, who can achieve plenty behind the scenes before two-a-days.
“You have to step up not only in a physical sense leading these seven-on-sevens and all those things but also you have to be that vocal leader, the guy that holds the other players accountable,” said former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, who is now an analyst for the…