With a loss to TCU, Texas -- which had won four games in a row and had been contenders for a BCS bowl -- took a step back toward mediocrity in humiliating fashion.
Texas has done this before. Holiday Bowl wins launched trips to the BCS, then to title games. So that's why, as the Longhorns continue to climb back to the top, they seem to know the way.
Marquise Goodwin is still focused on the Olympics, but the track star turned receiver is sorely needed by the Texas football team.
With several spots lacking depth and needing playmakers, offensive recruits could see early impact in 2012.
Texas is back in the postseaason a year after failing to qualify for a bowl. The Longhorns will meet Cal in the Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl.
Breaking down the top five storylines going into the Missouri game.
Even with its leading rusher out with an injury, Texas' running game proved dominant again. The Longhorns ran past Texas Tech to become bowl eligible.