Even though Texas football returns 19 of its starters, there is still plenty of talent that has yet to record a start in the burnt orange. Many of those players will achieve that feat in 2014, and they will put a vise-grip on that role once they do.
Whether it be injury, underperformance or simply graduation, there is always an opportunity for a player to come out of nowhere and seize a start.
That is especially likely for the 2013 edition of the Longhorns, which cannot afford to let talent rot on the bench in a season on the brink.
These five Longhorns will get their shot in the 2013 season and have the talent to remain starters for the rest of their careers. And one of them has a shot at an all-conference campaign.