Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
The Texas defense should rank as one of the best in the country, thanks to their ability to harass the passer and blanket opposing receivers as well.
Jackson Jeffcoat and Alex Okafor rank among the elite pass-rushing duos in the country, and they have some beef up front to help them go bonkers in the Big 12.
Ashton Dorsey is just one of the many stud linemen Texas has, but the secondary really should propel the Longhorns to a BCS bid.
The defensive back who has caught everybody’s attention is Quandre Diggs, and yours truly expects him to break out with an All-American safety by his side (Kenny Vaccaro).
The Longhorns can perhaps only go as far as David Ash (hamstring) takes them. He must avoid the critical mistakes that often hurt the team last season, but the overall talent is much scarier than last year's.
One of the bigger issues was the inability to score points (55th, 28.08 PPG), and an improved running game (Malcolm Brown, Johnathan Gray, Joe Bergeron) should really take this team far.
Note: Both Oklahoma and West Virginia deservedly are ranked ahead of the Longhorns in the Coaches Poll, so throw them in here as well.