Charlie Strong's task list for his debut season is more extensive than just changing the culture of a slumping program. More immediately, he has to find guys that are ready to excel and grow within new roles before the beginning of the season.
Forced to replace nine starters, Texas' new coach has his work cut out for him in this department. All-American Jackson Jeffcoat stands out from the crowd, but three offensive linemen and two key defensive backs have quietly left glaring holes in key spots.
By the time spring is over, Strong has to have a general idea of who is ready for an expanded role and get them ready to take over by the fall.
This group of guys should be atop his list.