When the Texas Longhorns take the field for the 2013 season, they will look as they did a year ago.
But they figure to be drastically different.
Texas returns 17 starters (nine on offense, eight on defense), as well as a number of players who gained valuable experience otherwise.
The Longhorns were one of the youngest teams in the FBS last year, and they accordingly will field a highly-talented team where inexperience is no longer an excuse.
To make the leap back into contention for a Big 12 Championship, the Horns will have to see improvements at every position, although some are miles ahead of others.