Remember the good old days when Texas was piling up double-digit victory totals season after season, and slugging it out with rival Oklahoma for Big 12 championships and BCS bowl berths?
Even though that was pretty much what occurred on an annual basis throughout the last decade, it really seems like so long ago, given how mediocre the Longhorns have been over the last two years.
After winning 10 or more games for nine straight seasons, Mack Brown's squad has slid back to the pack in the Big 12 recently. Lousy quarterback play and overall lack of consistent effort have doomed Texas in each of the past two seasons, but this is a team that's now looking to change its ways and and hopefully start dominating again in 2012.
Texas certainly isn't the only team that had a disappointing campaign last year, and like the rest of that bunch, the Longhorns will be looking for different results this fall.
So what will be so different between the 2012 and the 2011 seasons?
Here's a look at seven major differences from last year.