Former Tide Offensive Lineman Evan Mathis Talks Alabama Football
Before he was a Super Bowl-winning center for the Denver Broncos, Evan Mathis was a solid offensive lineman at the University of Alabama. On Thursday, he joined Ryan Fowler to talk about being a Super Bowl champ, some Bama football, and what it's like to play for the Crimson Tide.
Mathis suited up for the Crimson Tide from 2001-2004, and has been in the NFL since then, but he's kept up with the goings-on in Tuscaloosa and the dynasty that Nick Saban has built at The Capstone. Not only has he kept up with the Tide over the years, he's been impressed with what Coach Saban has accomplished thus far in his nine full seasons at Alabama.
"Coach Saban has really developed the right mentality, the right culture. It's become a way of life around there, and it's all about getting guys in the right routine... all that right there just leads to more with your recruiting."
Mathis was in an interesting situation after the Broncos won the Super Bowl this past February. It's not often when a player can feel pride for his college team for winning a national championship and be an integral part of a Super Bowl winning team during the same year.
"There's a ton of pride there [for Mathis]... It's pretty cool when your team wins the national championship and you go on to win a Super Bowl. Not many people can say that."
You can listen to the entire interview below.