The Texas Longhorns are on the up and up. After an extremely disappointing 2010 season and the unimpressive performance last year, the Longhorns appear to be within striking distance of retaking the Big 12.
Mack Brown and his squad return 16 starters from last year, seven on defense and nine on offense.
It is still evident that the holes left by Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley and the other key players that took the Longhorns to the 2009 BCS National Championship Game have not been filled. However, with some talented new faces and the continued development of the returning starters, 2012 looks promising.
For the Longhorns to rebound as high as the fanbase expects, they will have to start by winning these three key games.