Here we go again, Texas Longhorns fans; another season is almost here! This season is all about fresh faces and the chase of the Bowl Championship Series national title.
The last two years, Longhorn fans have been treated to a record of 23-1 and two BCS bowl games. The Longhorns took a major hit on the offensive side of the ball during the off season. Gone is a Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback in Colt McCoy. And gone is one of the best wide receivers to ever play for Texas in Jordan Shipley.
The 2010 Texas Longhorns are led by a new quarterback for the first time in four years in Garrett Gilbert. They have a new go-to wide receiver in Malcolm Williams, James Kirkendoll, or Marquise Goodwin. This year Sam Acho and Blake Gideon are the new leaders on a Texas defense that looks to continue its dominating ways.
There are plenty of questions to go along with this team, though, such as:
Who will step up as the No. 1 running back?
Can Garrett Gilbert handle the pressure of being a full-time starter?
If Gilbert fails, who takes over as the starter?
Is this Texas offense as explosive as years past with this new "Pro" style offense?
Most importantly and most overlooked, who takes over as the Texas placekicker?
You laugh, but seriously, if Hunter Lawrence is not on this team last year, Texas does not play for the BCS national title.
Today those questions are factored in as we take a look at how the 2010 Texas season will play out. Does Texas go 5-7, 4-8, 7-5, or 12-0? You will just have to click through game by game to find out how Gilbert's first year under center finishes.