Spring practice has now come to a close for the Texas Longhorns following the Texas squad's 30-13 victory over the Longhorns in the Orange-White Game. But if Mack Brown's group is serious about making a BCS run in 2013, the quarterback play and rushing defense must be better.
While not overwhelming, the hurry-up offense was effective in its debut. Both defenses were opportunistic, forcing a total of three turnovers. But the hottest topic following this game was the performance of quarterback Tyrone Swoopes, who led the first scoring drive of the day against the first-team defense in his one series of play.
But there is still a significant amount of work to be done between now and September. The same issues that plagued this team in 2012, including quarterback play, still linger and have humbled the expectations of some of the Longhorn faithful.
While all fixable, there are five major issues with this team that need to be addressed before the onset of this crucial 2013 campaign.