Summer workouts are in full swing as programs across the country are laying the foundation for the 2013 college football season.
The Texas Longhorns enter the year as one of the most experienced teams in the FBS. With 19 returning starters and the hype surrounding a conference title, the 'Horns are going into a huge season that figures to produce quite the wild ride.
But with all of the chatter, both good and bad, around Texas' 2013 season, the Longhorns will have to bury the talk and simply win football games.
Winning solves virtually everything in the college football world, and if Texas is to return to the upper echelons of the sport, it will have to do just that.
But between now and December, 12 challenges stand in its way, some with more kick than others.
Here are the five that will kick the hardest.