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Coach Saban: No. 2 Alabama's QB competition continues for Sims, Coker; both to play Saturday

  • Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) wears a replica leather football helmet that is part of the Chick-fil-A kickoff game trophy after defeating West Virginia 33-23 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) wears a replica leather football helmet that is part of the Chick-fil-A kickoff game trophy after defeating West Virginia 33-23 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban watches from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 33-23. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Alabama coach Nick Saban watches from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 33-23. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) warms up before an NCAA college football game against West Virginia Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Alabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) warms up before an NCAA college football game against West Virginia Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

Alabama still has competition for the starting job at quarterback.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says both Blake Sims and Jake Coker will play Saturday against Florida Atlantic. He says he hasn't determined how the rotation will work for No. 2 Alabama.

Sims made his first career start against West Virginia and passed for 250 yards while completing 24 of 33 passes. Coker, a Florida State transfer, was in the game to run out the clock on a 33-23 victory and didn't attempt a pass.

Saban says Sims missed a couple of open receivers but also had some passes dropped.

He also says two starters will miss games. DeAndrew White is likely out two weeks with a right shoulder injury. Safety Jarrick Williams has a fractured bone in his foot.