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After a few years of disappointment, Mack Brown’s group in Austin, Texas, is looking to return to the top in 2012.
The Texas Longhorns finished with an 8-5 record last season, going 4-5 in conference play.
However, these Longhorns look poised to make a huge leap forward in 2012.
Even though they surrendered more than 22 points per game last year, their defense is absolutely stacked with athletic talent, especially on the defensive line.
Their front four should be one of the best in the country, including Jackson Jeffcoat, Alex Okafor, Ashton Dorsey and junior college transfer Brandon Moore.
With talent in the wide receiving corps and the running backs, it’ll be up to quarterback David Ash to limit mistakes in 2012.
If he can get better at reading defenses and situational decision-making throughout the season, Ash will be helping his defense get to a BCS bowl by the end of the year.