Thursday Alabama football news & links

Good morning. Alabama continues work on Florida International as the recruiting machines continues to make progress.

First, Nick Saban says that practice is going well this week. “I think our players have really worked hard this week,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said after Wednesday’s practice. “It has been hot out there and we have certainly worked hard with a lot of players to try and improve and correct some of the errors that we had.

“The biggest thing we like to do is continue to work on fundamentals, because we are getting ready for different teams, different offenses, different defenses, that we don’t lose the fundamentals that are things that are important in being able to execute and do the proper techniques and give yourself a chance to be successful.”

On to the links. Several for your reading pleasure.
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Update: A reader sent this in last night and I forgot to add it to this post. Rivals has a list of some Heisman candidates and a fan poll. Guess who makes the list? Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram.