The 2013 season is being pointed to as the one in which Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns will finally make their return to the top of the Big 12. But losses to teams like Oklahoma and TCU will curtail those dreams and likely cost Brown his job.
Rebuilding has been a painful process since the 2009 season. But that process, along with the accompanying excuses for poor performance, is over. In returning the conference's most experienced quarterback and all but three starters, there is no reason Brown cannot lead the team to at least 10 wins.
If the outcome be anything less, it will mean the end for Brown's career at Texas. These are the five games that will decide whether he returns in 2014.