A former Alabama quarterback has landed in the Pac-12. And he’ll reportedly play a different position.
Cooper Bateman, who served as Alabama’s No. 2 quarterback throughout the 2016 season, has enrolled as a student at the University of Utah. Bateman, a native of the Salt Lake City area, is “expected to join” the Utes as a walk-on receiver for spring practice, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Update on Cooper Bateman: Utah sees him as a wide receiver in its program. Not expected to compete for QB job this fall.
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) January 27, 2017
Bateman was a favorite to land the Alabama’s starting role entering preseason camp, but ended up falling behind both Jalen Hurts and Blake Barnett on the depth chart. Barnett, a redshirt freshman, started the opener against USC, but Hurts, a true freshman outplayed him in that game and started the rest of the year. Barnett decided toRead More »from Ex-Alabama QB Cooper Bateman lands at Utah, reportedly at new position