The Longhorns return nine starters on defense but the two they lose were their most important players in 2012. Here's an early defensive depth chart for Texas in 2013.
With top defenders Kenny Vaccarro and Alex Okafor gone, and the Longhorns coming off a bad year, Texas' defense looks at a major overhaul in 2013.
Texas has talented individuals who want to succeed, but the team as a whole is lacking. All they can do now is try desperately to find their confidence.
Over the last two games, the Texas Longhorns defense has improved exponentially. But how much better can it get?
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.
Did Texas QB David Ash light the stat book on fire against Wyoming? No, but he moved the chains, protected the ball and, most importantly, got a win.
Taking a post-spring look at the projected defensive starters and reserves for the Texas Longhorns.
Handing out the hardware for 2011's top defensive performances.
Texas has a top-ranked recruiting class but has room for players like Dorial Green-Beckham and Mario Edwards. Which prospect would mean more to Texas' class.
In 2012, Texas will have a deep defensive line but will have to replace two starting linebackers and two experienced safeties.
Mack Brown says his D-line can't fall back on being a young bunch anymore; time for tackles to step up is now.