Texas Football: What Longhorns Must Do to Win Big 12 This Year

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Texas Football: What Longhorns Must Do to Win Big 12 This Year
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Every season Texas' goal, first and foremost, is to win the Big 12.

Winning the Big 12 means a BCS berth, guarantees a Top-10 finish in the polls and, in the case of this year's team, validates the massive culture change that has occurred in the past two years.

Yes national championships are what matter most to the fan base, but that cannot happen without a Big 12 crown. It is the bridge from being just another good team to being one of the best teams. 

The competition will be stiff this season with Landry Jones returning for Oklahoma, Kansas State continuing its improvement under Bill Snyder and the rest of the conference fighting tooth and nail for relevance in what is suddenly one of the more competitive conferences.

With that said, Texas has a chance to climb back to the top. But they need to excel in their strengths while covering their weaknesses in order to take advantage of a wide open field.

Here's a look at what the 'Horns need to do in 2012 to become Big 12 champs.

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