Come kickoff in College Station on Saturday, Alabama's offensive line will be feeling the pressure.
For junior offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio, most attention will be diverted in his direction. At 6'6" and 310 pounds, Kouandjio looked slow against Virginia Tech.
It was shocking too, considering Kouandjio has been touted by may pro scouts at the end of 2012 that he has potential to be a future top-10 NFL draft pick.
Head coach Nick Saban believes it comes down to communication.
"We need to have faith, trust and confidence in what we're doing, but we need to communicate it and have trust in that, too -- and each other, so that we can all play with confidence," Saban said in his weekly press conference, via RollTide.com.
Protecting quarterback AJ McCarron will be key, as he was sacked four times against Virginia Tech. With Kouandjio leading the way, the Crimson Tide cannot have a similar repeat against Texas A&M.