Through the first half of the season, the Texas is defense is ranked No. 99 in the country. It's a big slide for what was thought as one of the most talented corps before the season.
As part of Insider's "20 teams that can win it all" series, Carter Strickland of HornsNation evaluates the Texas Longhorns' chances of advancing to and winning the BCS title game this season.
Mack Brown and Texas are pioneers of sorts when it comes to the trend of early offers. While early commits don't always work, the trend is worthwhile.