Alabama held its second and final scrimmage ahead of April 18’s A-Day game Saturday.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban seemed to be mostly satisfied with his team’s performance, though he quickly turned his attention to the quarterback play, hinting at a more open competition than many may have initially expected coming into the spring.

“ … we’re giving five quarterbacks all an opportunity to play,” Saban said. “And I think that they all have shown at some point in time that they have some ability to do it, but nobody has really yet stood out to the point where you can say, ‘Well that’s the guy.’

“That affects continuity, but I think if we had that resolved it would be easier for us to establish that identity on offense. We probably turned the ball over too much offensively today, but I thought the defense did a great job of ball-hawking, tipping balls, attacking the ball and doing a great job of creating turnovers.”

As of late, redshirt freshman David Cornwell appears to be the Crimson Tide’s top contender at quarterback behind pre-spring favorite Jake Coker. Cornwell looked to be the second quarterback in passing drills as early as Friday.

“He has done probably as good a job as anybody this spring in terms of he’s very bright, has a great understanding of the offense, does a great job from a leadership standpoint of helping other players play better when he’s in there,” Saban said. “And he has played smart for the most part all spring.”

Among the players who performed well in the scrimmage according to Saban were wide receiver Robert Foster, defensive back Eddie Jackson and kicker Adam Griffith.

Foster had six catches for 102 yards, Jackson has been proving his worth as a versatile player at safety and Griffith only just missed two 55-yard field goals.


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