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Jacob Coker comes up big at home

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Bryant-Denny Stadium may not be too big for Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker anymore.

He returned Saturday night against LSU with probably one of his finer performances at home. The senior completed 18 of 24 passes, netting a completion mark of 75 percent.

He threw for 184 yards and did not turn the ball over for the first time at home this season. Coker targeted five different wide receivers, with freshman Calvin Ridley posting seven grabs for 51 yards.

He still needs to work on letting go of the ball when pressure arrives, but Coker has improved consistently since week one.

He guided the team on a game-winning scoring drive two weeks ago against Tennessee and paid homage to Crimson Tide legend Kenneth Stabler with a solid game against LSU.

Coker has settled into his role and is starting to get into a rhythm. He and Alabama defeated LSU 30-16.

The Tide is in control of its own destiny in the SEC West. It travels to Starkville, Miss., next week to face Mississippi State.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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