Georgia vs. Alabama: 6 Questions 2015 game could answer

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Sep 26, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Louisiana Monroe Warhawks defensive lineman Ben Banogu (49) reaches out for Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Coker (14) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Is Alabama’s Quarterback Problem As Bad As We Thought?

Like Georgia, the Crimson Tide have also had their issues at quarterback over the past two seasons, and while it didn’t look like there would be a step back this season, the first few games might have proven otherwise.

Jake Coker or Cooper Bateman, Cooper Bateman or Jake Coker…that was the chatter which kept swirling around Tuscaloosa all through the offseason. So far, that question really hasn’t been answered, except on a game-by-game basis.

For now it looks as though Coker has stepped up and secured the job, with 359 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in his last two games against Ole Miss and ULM, but you get the feeling that the hook isn’t far away from his waist if things get shaky in a game.

This will be the second time that Alabama’s quarterbacks will come up against a stout SEC defense, and the first time it will happen on the road.

Georgia has a ferocious pass rush and a number of ball hawks in the secondary, and this is exactly the kind of game for which they hired Jeremy Pruitt to lead this defense. If Coker and Bateman play the way they did against Ole Miss, there will be even more restlessness in T-Town, because things might be worse than first thought.

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