However, this could signal a change for the Tide going forward. They cannot have a quarterback competition going into the season, and they cannot afford to go with someone who will not be around to learn from his mistakes. Sims is someone who could have been great for Alabama, but he simply sunk the Tide in their bid to beat the Buckeyes.
Nick Saban is surely looking for answers to this problem going forward, but we all know that he is going to have to go back to what worked the first time around. Use the same young quarterback for three to four years and let him grow up. The Tide win titles that way, and they fail when they try to do it any other way.