It's inevitable. The Texas Longhorns have to improve off of their 13-12 record in the past two seasons. The Horns have too much talent, resources and recruits to be stuck in neutral like have been since Colt McCoy and Shipley's last game with Texas.
The tables are set for Texas. They are returning many starters on their defense that was top in the Big 12 last season, and on the offensive side of the ball, the Longhorns also are returning nearly all of the starting 11.
Not to mention the top three recruiting class that Mack Brown and Co. managed to reel in again.
With the likes of Connor Brewer, Cayleb Jones, Malcom Brown and the most prolific high school running back in US history, Johnathan Gray, joining the Horns, 2012 should be a great year in Austin.
Here is a game-by-game prediction for the Longhorns' 2012 season.