Heading into an Alamo Bowl matchup with Oregon State, the Texas Longhorns have a plethora of questions that need answering before next season. Chief among those questions will be filling both current and future roster holes to get this thing turned around in 2013.
It is an awkward time to be a Texas Longhorns fan. The former arch-rival Aggies just picked up a Heisman Trophy, the Longhorns just lost their fourth 2013 commit in tight end prospect Durham Smythe and the team will now have its third offensive coordinator in three years.
Still, the long-term outlook is not terribly bleak for the Longhorns. The team only graduates four of 22 starters following this season, along with four other regular contributors, and should have obvious holes at only five positions in 2013.
Here are the five positions where Texas will have its biggest gaps at the conclusion of 2012 and how these spots can be shored up in the offseason.