Practice has begun for the Texas Longhorns in the most crucial spring of Mack Brown's tenure as head coach. Though the 'Horns return all but two starters from their 2012 squad, there is plenty of potential for some movement at the top of depth chart before summer hits.
No formal declarations or warnings have been made, but the writing is on the wall for Mack Brown and his staff. This 2013 season is their last chance to take this immensely talented team back to winning 10-plus games per season. Otherwise, big changes will be on the way.
In returning to the spread and bringing up some of the most talented sophomores in the country, these 'Horns have the look of a team that can get their coach off the hot seat. Even without a majority of the 2013 recruiting class on campus expect plenty of competition, especially along the offensive front, as this team works to get over the hump. Whether that happens will take months to come to fruition, but it all starts in the spring.
Here is your position-by-position spring practice preview for the 2013 edition of the Texas Longhorns.