Cooper, Alabama receivers generating buzz

      Amari Cooper at practice before BCS title game

      Alabama's receiving corps has one star and an impressive supporting cast.

      Led by Amari Cooper, the top-ranked Crimson Tide's receivers are generating a buzz normally reserved for the program's tailbacks and defense going into the season.

      Deep threat Kenny Bell predicts that, "It's going to be 1 of the most spectacular receiver groups that have come around in a long time."

      Cooper had 1 of the best seasons by an Alabama receiver as a freshman. He's got plenty of company.

      Alabama's five returning receivers who played last year have collectively produced 3,092 yards and 29 touchdowns. They're joined by Chris Black, who missed last season with a shoulder injury and two highly rated freshmen.

      Quarterback AJ McCarron says the chemistry with the receivers is the best he's had.