We're half way into the 2011 season, and the Texas Longhorns look like they've come a long way since last year's misery—at least, for now! After a shaky start, and a few key changes in their ranks, the 'Horns gathered some momentum. This was crucial, especially against unpredictable, albeit lesser, opponents like BYU and UCLA.
While the Longhorns seemed to have regained lost form after thumping Iowa State in its own backyard, they were at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State's mercy the last two weekends. Of course, these are Top 10 teams, and one should not read too much into these losses.
However, the road ahead can get a little bumpy for the 24th-ranked Texas team. The 'Horns schedule includes two higher-ranked opponents and a Baylor team that's out to prove that last year's win was no fluke.
Only time will tell if the Longhorns are ready to set the record straight this time around. Having said that, it's time to take a closer look at how the Longhorns have fared so far. This will give us a better idea of what to expect in the next couple of months.