Cooper, Black already impressing 

March, 27, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When Chris Black and Amari Cooper first stepped foot on the University of Alabama campus in January, there was already an air of anticipation. The much-heralded future of the passing game had arrived at the Capstone, and with it, a hope of solving the lack of a big-play threat on offense missing since the departure of Julio Jones.

Black and Cooper, both top-10 receivers coming out of high school, have been a boon to the Crimson Tide faithful yearning for a more explosive offense. With AJ McCarron fully entrenched at quarterback, Trent Richardson off to the NFL and new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier tugging at the reins, there’s a buzz over the new direction of the Alabama offense.

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