With a thrilling 31-27 win over Oregon State in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Texas Longhorns sprung into their offseason with a healthy dose of momentum following a season littered with blemishes.
Consistent in his "step in the right direction" approach, Mack Brown's team indeed has taken a leap forward by improving on their 8-5 mark in 2011 with a 9-4 record this season. Although still quite a ways from BCS contention, the Longhorns have assembled the right kind of talent on the 40 Acres and now it is time to develop it fully.
As with any season finale, there comes opportunity of reviewing the entire campaign to see what went well and who was responsible.
Just ticks into the new year, we look back at the team awards for the 2012 Longhorns.
All statistics retrieved from mackbrown-texasfootball.com