By now, we've all seen two things: (1) Texas finished up the 2010 season with a 5-7 mark, the Longhorns' first losing season during the Mack Brown Era. (2) Texas is unranked in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25.
Meanwhile, ESPN's and USA Today's polls have the Horns ranked No. 24 despite glaring issues in many areas.
One could get the feeling that the media is giving Texas a little benefit of the doubt given the mighty changes going on in Austin, but the leash has to be short.
Let's breakdown why Texas will begin the season outside of the top 25.