Dan Harralson

UAB Searches For A QB During Spring Practices

Created on Mar. 20, 2014 12:50 PM EST

UAB football is now under the direction of new head coach Bill Clark.

Clark is a proven head coach, something that previous head coach Garrick McGee was lacking.

Clark has won at all levels in the state of Alabama, winning two state championships at Prattville High School and taking Jacksonville State to the FCS playoffs in his only season there. Over ten years at both jobs, Clark has a head coaching record of 118-15 - which provides optimism of UAB's football program being turned around.

UAB is four practices into spring and one of the voids to fill is the quarterback position.

Jonathan Perry graduated and Austin Brown transferred - leaving Clark with an open quarterback battle.

The position maybe filling sooner rather than later with junior college transfer Cody Clements emerging as the No. 1 at this point.

"You want to go out there and see them do it, but he's (Clements) getting all the reps with the (first team) right now," Clark said. "We always want to feel like it's a competition, but he's doing pretty good."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Clements came to UAB after spending last season at Cerritos (Calif.) Community College. He spent the first two years of his collegiate career at Washington State, but did not see any game action.

Here is a video from Wednesday's practice:

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