Matt York, Associated Press
Auburn tackle Lee Ziemba speaks during the BCS National Championship media day Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Auburn will face Oregon in the BCS National Championship football game on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Top-ranked Auburn starts a seasoned offensive line in the national championship game — and Brandon Mosley.

The Tigers' starting right tackle is a junior college transfer who entered the season with plenty of experience — at tight end, defensive end, linebacker and even punter.

"The kid's come a long, long way," is how offensive line coach Jeff Grimes puts it. Indeed, he'll man the right side of the line against No. 2 Oregon on Monday night with a national title on the line.

The other four linemen have a collective 161 starts. The group helped pave Cam Newton's way to the Heisman Trophy.

They're led by All-Southeastern Conference center Ryan Pugh and left tackle Lee Ziemba, who won the Jacobs Trophy as the SEC's top blocker.