For years, Mack Brown and Texas have talked about the 2013 season as the one where things return to normal. Well, it's here.
Texas Longhorns fans are on the edge, and the latest attempt to placate a restless fan base is talk about the offensive tempo.
Spread teams can have physical, successful rushing attacks. Texas' championships under Mack Brown have come from the spread. Sean Adams puts two and two together from there.
To whom much is given, much is expected, says one Texas fan. And it's hard to argue that point as Texas aims to get back into college football's top echelon on the field.
Texas claims that it will keep the same offensive approach for the Alamo Bowl that it had during the regular season, but a few key tweaks could help the Longhorns thrive.
Texas hasn't been able to find a stable quarterback for its offense, or an offensive identity. If the Longhorns can't figure out either dilemma, 2013 isn't going to be much better than 2012 was.
Not many coaches in college football get a chance to reboot their programs and philosophies. After a downturn, Mack Brown is doing just that.
Ranking recruits is great for identifying talent, but while fans can go crazy for them, they are only the beginning of what can be a good college athlete.
Texas had gotten away from so many of the things that made it elite under Mack Brown. That's why, after two down years, fixing the Longhorns' psyche is still Brown's priority.