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Offensive Line a Tenuous Surprise

Offensive Line a Tenuous Surprise

In March, the Alabama offensive line was on red-alert, a weakness that would doom the Tide offense if not improved. Alabama Head Coach Mike Shula said that the line improved as much as any group over the course of the spring, but still needed work in the fall.

All that was true. Bama's offensive line is still paper thin behind the first-stringers who have led the offense to 248.5 rushing yards per game, good enough to be second-best in the Southeastern Conference. "I think everybody on the team has confidence that we can run the ball and move it," fifth-year senior and starter at left guard Evan Mathis said. "When a run play is called everybody's...

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