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Mathis a mainstay at right tackle

Right tackle Evan Mathis, himself a starter in 31 consecutive games now, talked about the hard reality facing Bama's offensive line. <br><br>"There's not a lot of room for injury on the offensive line now," Mathis said.

A double fracture in Wesley Britt's lower left leg has sidelined him for the season, and right guard Dennis Alexander is hobbling around with a sprained ankle. That means Alabama is down to just six athletes with any playing experience up front. If junior Danny Martz starts in Alexander's slot Saturday, then fifth-year senior Matt Lomax will be Bama's only experienced reserve. Mathis commented...