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Wednesday August 31st, 2016 9:54PM

Former GHS standout Sims gets start at QB for No. 2 Alabama

By The Associated Press
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ATLANTA -- Former Gainesville High standout Blake Sims is starting at quarterback for No. 2 Alabama against West Virginia.<br /> <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 /> <br /> Alabama is looking for a replacement for three-year starter AJ McCarron, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in April.<br /> <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 /> <br /> Coker was Jameis Winston's backup last season at Florida State. He didn't go through spring
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