It's a game that will be dominated by defense.

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That's what Eric Henry of Horns247 told Gary Harris on his show Wednesday morning. And Henry thinks that emphasis on defense will make the difference.

"The offensive line has to improve," Eric Henry said of Texas.

Henry talked about Texas' disappointing performance last week against Rice. "Granted while it only was for the first half," he said. "We can't afford a first half, or even a first quarter with the type of breakdown they had."

Henry recounted how Texas wasn't able to pick up blitzes and really broke down in communication when coordinating where players were supposed to be.

"Rice won't turn those things into touchdowns," Henry said. "Alabama certainly will."

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And even though Steve Sarkisian has previously served as Saban's offensive coordinator, Henry thinks that won't be a deciding factor in the game. "It's one thing to go there and know Saban," he said. "It's another thing to go there and defeat Nick Saban."

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The communication issue sticks out especially to Henry. "It's really unnerving to hear a veteran team talk about how they're having communication issues," said Henry.

"I don't think you can go those things fixed in five days."

Listen to the full interview with Eric Henry here:

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