With spring football now officially behind us, it's time for the endless anxiety and overwhelming anticipation that the summer before college football season brings us each year.
All across the nation, players are meeting up for voluntary workouts while their head coaches continue their tireless work to build successful game plans and set depth charts.
Texas head coach Mack Brown has to like what he saw out of his Longhorns during the spring, despite the loss of key players like Sergio Kindle, Earl Thomas, and a quarterback who just happened to win more games than any other collegiate quarterback in history.
The rapid rise to stardom by talented youngster Garrett Gilbert continued in the months following his gutty performance in Pasadena in January.
Gilbert's maturation, as well as the growth of young players on both sides of the ball, will prove to be key for a Texas squad looking to remain among the nation's elite in 2010.
Based on what I've seen out of the Longhorns through spring work-outs, they look primed for another Big 12 title run, and perhaps beyond. However, big games against Oklahoma and Nebraska in Big 12 play, and a tricky non-conference contest against UCLA, could prove to be some major road blocks in Texas' quest for perfection.
Here's a (way-too-early) post-spring look at the Longhorns 2010 schedule.