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Breaking news: Coker to start, Bateman to play for Alabama

Sep 6, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker (14) passes against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 6, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker (14) passes against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

The Alabama quarterback competition has officially been decided.

Head coach Nick Saban appointed Jacob Coker as the starter in the season opener versus Wisconsin on Saturday night. The head coach also announced that Cooper Bateman would play.

Coker was embroiled in a three-way battle with Bateman and Alec Morris for the starting gig. Considering Coker was the most experienced of the trio, it surely was a contributing factor in him becoming the starter.

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