ATLANTA -- Former Gainesville High standout Blake Sims is starting at quarterback for No. 2 Alabama against West Virginia.<br />
The Crimson Tide are expected to play both Sims and Florida State transfer Jake Coker in the opener at the Georgia Dome. The fifth-year senior Sims got the first start of his career.<br />
Alabama is looking for a replacement for three-year starter AJ McCarron, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in April.<br />
Sims is 23 of 39 for 244 yards and two touchdowns in his career at Alabama, playing mostly in mop-up and low-pressure situations.<br />
Coker was Jameis Winston's backup last season at Florida State. He didn't go through spring
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