Springtime is always a lull when it comes to football, but it means that much more time for wandering thoughts and speculation.
The Texas Longhorns will be a program to watch in the coming seasons, as head coach Charlie Strong will attempt to do what Mack Brown couldn't: inject some much-needed life and change into the program.
The 2014 season is a huge first stepping stone for Strong, as a big season could translate to even bigger successes down the road. But a poor maiden year could spell disaster, again.
But it won't be 2014 that ultimately decides Strong's achievement in Austin. Rather, the 2016 and 2017 seasons will be the anchor points.
The future of the Texas program, at least in the short term, is already in the works, as the 2013, 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes will provide the backbone to the Longhorns' tomorrow.