Charlie Strong is facing an uphill battle in his first season.
After David Ash missed most of the spring, including the spring game, with a broken foot, it appeared that Tyrone Swoopes had an opportunity to secure the job.
Instead, Swoopes was up-and-down, completing just 44 percent of his passes in the first half and finishing with just 229 yards through the air.
Texas should have a strong running game, but two of its three top backs missed the spring. While Malcolm Brown participated, Joe Bergeron and Johnathan Gray were out due to academics and injury, respectively.
Defensively, the Longhorns appear to have a lot of talent, but we've seen in recent years how that's translated on the field.
Charlie Strong reportedly told fans to not expect the Longhorns to compete for a national title. While competing for a national title and being competitive in the Big 12 are two vastly different things, Strong clearly isn't as confident as most of the Austin faithful would like him to be.