Texas football has seen a lot of ups and downs over the last couple of years. From their near-perfect seasons in 2008-09 and their steep decline in 2010 to the rebuilding process in 2011, the current Longhorns bunch has experienced it all.
This is especially true of the seniors, who have won a conference championship, played in the national championship game and then recorded one of the worst seasons in recent memory. While most of the old lot will be replaced by one of the top-ranked recruiting classes in the country, there are a few seniors whose services Texas will miss.
The impact of their departure will be felt on the Longhorns, until they find suitable—and reliable—replacements, and this might take some time and effort on part of the coaching staff.