As the Texas Longhorns take a weeklong break in the middle of spring practice, here's an update on position battles.
Texas' 2012 defense was the worst in school history. Will it improve in 2013? Here are five spring storylines for the Longhorns.
Mack Brown has spent time and most of his breath explaining how Texas is poised to become an SEC-like team. If only Texas and Mack Brown could stop the SEC from getting their recruits.
Texas head coach Mack Brown has faced most of the league's top offenses and has struggled. He wants to see how other team's do against them as the season moves on.
Texas head coach Mack Brown said in the offseason that he wanted his special teams play to be the best in the nation, but the Longhorns have struggled to meet that standard.
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.
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.
By going after another quarterback, Texas could build depth and redshirt incoming players.
No one knew what to expect from Texas' crop of new coaches. Some overcame hurdles, and others have more to prove.
It has been a decade since Mack Brown signed a juco player, but with new coaches and needs to fill, Texas is showing more interest in these prospects.
Texas' defense knows all about Oklahoma's up-tempo offense and Landry Jones' ability. They don't plan on changing a thing.
While a talented quartet of freshmen are enjoying the spotlight now, there are other freshmen who could break out this season.
While the defense has held them in games during the first half against Rice and BYU, Texas' offense is looking to get its offense started faster.
Once again starting slowly, and being forced to make a quarterback change, Texas showed again it is capable of surging in the second half.
Practice, familiarity and multiple options have helped Texas players prepare and execute Bryan Harsin's multitude of trick plays.
As conference realignment talks swirl around them, Mack Brown and the Texas player have mixed reactions.