Amari Cooper has been one of the nation’s outstanding wide receivers in his first two years at…
Cooper Discusses Newcomers Coker And Kiffin
When Amari Cooper took his turn before reporters Thursday, though, it was not a surprise that much of the conversation with the talented Alabama wide receiver was about two newcomers to the Crimson Tide program who could have a dramatic effect on how the season goes for Cooper and for Bama. Jacob Coker has transferred in from Florida State and is considered by many to be the leading candidate to replace A.J. McCarron as the quarterback for the Tide. Coker, who played behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston at FSU last year, is a junior at Alabama, but the only snaps he has taken with Bama have been in the summer workouts in Tuscaloosa. Also new on the Alabama football scene is Lane Kiffin, the former head coach at both Tennessee and USC, who is now the Bama offensive coordinator. Cooper’s observations on Coker: “Jacob has a really strong arm. He’s really smart. He has a huge upside to him.” How strong an arm? “Really strong. He overthrew me a couple of times, but I would...
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