Every college football season is a make-or-break year for someone.
For the Texas Longhorns, who are in their third year of a rebuild, virtually every coach is on a hot seat.
Co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, who will assume play-calling duties in the post-Bryan Harsin era, was the lead man in installing an up-tempo undertone to the Texas offense, a switch that may make a big enough difference with the personnel on campus to make a run at a conference title and a BCS berth.
In a year where the Longhorns are one of the favorites to win the Big 12, they return a heap of talent at every position. But that does not preclude Texas from facing its own challenges; issues that may very well stand in the way of its lofty goals for the season.
What sort of bumps will Applewhite have to overcome in his first season as the top OC in Austin?