HOOVER, Ala. - Very little has stood in the way of Alabama football since the start of the 2008 season, with a 163-17 record and six national championships reflecting that.
Could jealousy in the locker room over name, image and likeness deals introduce an obstacle that most Southeastern Conference rivals haven't been able to provide?
"Not really, because at the end of the day, that's why I love my team," Crimson Tide fifth-year senior defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis said Wednesday as SEC Media Days continued at the Wynfrey Hotel. "Everybody is happy for everybody. This is something we all think we deserve as players, so I don't think it's jealousy.
"I think it's more of everybody happy for everybody. We want to see everybody win."