Experience on both lines

Alabama has its most veteran players in the trenches, where titles are won

Updated: July 24, 2012, 8:57 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation
HOOVER, Ala. -- Ask any contractor, engineer or architect: When you build, you start by pouring a solid foundation. Without a stable base, the structure crumbles.

[+] EnlargeD.J. Fluker
Cal Sport Media via AP ImagesD.J. Fluker is expected to add plenty of experience to Alabama's offensive line in 2012.
The brick and mortar of the University of Alabama football team are its offensive and defensive lines. There lies the size, strength, and maybe most importantly, the bulk of experience. On the shoulders of 6-foot-something and 300-plus pound men, the Crimson Tide have built their foundation for this season, and it's a solid one.

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