TideNation links: Aerial alteration?

Alex Scarborough writes: Alabama's offense has been labeled vanilla, but the Crimson Tide might be able to air it out more in 2012.

Scarborough writes: Not since Julio Jones has a true freshman wide receiver been talked about as much as Amari Cooper. The Miami product enrolled at Alabama in February and made an impression on the coaching staff right away.

Scarborough writesInsider: Alabama football players laced up their cleats and went back to work for another day of practice Thursday, the fifth practice remaining before the start of game week and preparation for the opener against Michigan.

Scarborough writesInsider: Several Alabama players were featured in the Scouts, Inc. rankings of offensive prospects for the 2013 NFL draft, including some juniors who were rated highly at their respective positions.