Alabama Football News: QB Jacob Coker Shows Progress Against Western Carolina

Alabama Crimson Tide backup quarterback Jacob Coker logged the most time on the field since the team's second game of the year during Saturday's 48-14 victory over Western Carolina.

However, it isn't necessarily his work on the field on Saturday which impressed head coach Nick Saban coming out of the game.

"Jake's done a really good job," Saban said, via Andrew Gribble of "He's been a great team guy, been very supportive of the other players. He does a really good job of trying to prepare for the game knowing that his opportunity could come at any time."

Coker finished 12-for-18 for 115 yards and a touchdown. He also didn't take a sack for just the second time all year.

"Obviously coming into our offense, it's a little bit time constraining to learn it," center Ryan Kelly said. "I think he did a pretty good job throughout the summer and continuing this year, improving on just the looks we can get.

"Every game he plays he's improving."

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