From people I have talked to who are close enough to the program they have been able to witness Sims in action, it wouldn't be a case of McCarron being a headcase or anything like that, it is just they all seem to think Phillip Sims is good enough to put up stiff competition. They love Sims' arm strength and his accuracy, not to mention he is more mobile. It may be game week this Fall before we know who the starter will be.
Also, some tend to think Blake Sims will get some snaps in a wildcat position, though that is purely speculation. He's described as a David Palmer type who could line up anywhere on the field, who may not have the elusiveness of Palmer but has more breakaway speed. One would have to think Corey Grant sees the field at some point as well. With Julio gone, they are going to need some new faces to step up and be play makers. Maze is damned good but I don't know if he has what it takes to be the man.
I'm sure our email buddy will get down to see a scrimmage or two this Spring and I can't wait to hear what he has to say about the offense.
"You stay bought into it when you see your opponent sucking air and physically failing, and you're still fit and ready, and you know you own his ass."
-Former Bama LB Cory Reamer on Coach Cochran's training program