Cooper Bateman is in a battle to be the starting quarterback for defending national champion Alabama. The Crimson Tide opens the season Sept. 3 against USC in Arlington, Texas.
Cooper Bateman is in a battle to be the starting quarterback for defending national champion Alabama. The Crimson Tide opens the season Sept. 3 against USC in Arlington, Texas. Vasha Hunt AL.com/Associated Press
Cooper Bateman is in a battle to be the starting quarterback for defending national champion Alabama. The Crimson Tide opens the season Sept. 3 against USC in Arlington, Texas. Vasha Hunt AL.com/Associated Press

SEC quarterback battles, plus dating news, plus more random notes

August 16, 2016 07:05 PM

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