A.J McCarron may be preparing for the NFL draft but his old college coach, Nick Saban is hard at work appointing his successor. However don't expect a decision over the new Alabama quarterback just yet, Saban is taking his time.
The four-time national champion winning coach addressed media in Tuscaloosa Wednesday for the start of spring practices but a decision over a signal caller is still a long way off.
Saban said: "Whoever can do that on the most consistent basis and have the kind of leadership to affect the people on offense around them is the guy that will probably have the best possibility to win the job. But let me be very clear about this, we're not going to be in any hurry to decide who the quarterback is.”
The legendary coach has plenty of options to choose from including last year's redshirt, Cooper Bateman, true freshman David Cornwell and FSU transfer Jacob Coker.
McCarron has been the quarterback of 'the Tide' for the past four seasons and has guided the team to two national championships. However now Alabama must address the most important position on the field with some very inexperienced candidates.
It is unlikely that Saban will make a firm decision by the spring practices and we may even wait until the August 30th season opener for a definitive choice of McCarron successor.