10 Reasons Why Texas Will Bounce Back Into the Elite in 2011

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10 Reasons Why Texas Will Bounce Back Into the Elite in 2011
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One of the most disappointing teams from last year’s college football season was the Texas Longhorns. 

Coming off a national championship appearance in which their start quarterback went down early, former 5-star recruit Garrett Gilbert entered the game and performed fairly well considering the circumstances.

With Gilbert at the helm, the Longhorns entered the 2010 ranked in the top five in both major preseason polls.

Mack Brown and company began the season 3-0 before suffering an embarrassing loss at home to UCLA.

That loss was just the beginning. 

Texas proceeded to lose six of their eight remaining games.

The statistic that was arguably the hardest to swallow for Longhorn fans was the five losses suffered at home.

They finished the season with a 5-7 record, did not make a bowl game, and lost their defensive coordinator. But Longhorn fans don’t fret. Here are 10 reasons to believe in 2011.

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