Kenny Vaccaro is the latest example of Mack Brown's staff developing a player without overwhelming recruiting accolades into a top NFL draft pick.
It will be months before Texas puts out a depth chart. Since no one wants to wait that long, Carter Strickland helps fans out with an early look at the Longhorns offense.
David Ash is Texas' starting quarterback, but freshman Tyrone Swoopes showed in the Orange-White scrimmage that he could supplant Case McCoy as Ash's backup.
With so much change to its offense, it seems Texas should move on to a backup QB who best represents the future: Connor Brewer. But Mack Brown isn't convinced Texas or Brewer is ready, so Case McCoy's role will continue to muddy the waters.
While having depth at quarterback is a good thing, Texas might have some issues with divisiveness in 2013 and beyond.
Even though Mack Brown likes to say all positions are up for grabs, most current Longhorns players have a firm grasp of the future.
While the Texas Longhorns did many things better on offense in 2012, inconsistencies and problems from 2011 returned and derailed the unit's development.
After another season of flip-flopping and inconsistent play, Texas again faces another offseason with questions at QB
Another loss to a ranked team, this time 42-24 to No. 6 Kansas State -- the fifth straight loss to the Wildcats -- makes Texas fans wonder if the Longhorns are any closer to being "back".
Texas Longhorns try and play for pride, heart and the future of the program against a Kansas State Wildcats team the Longhorns have not beaten in their last four tries.
Case McCoy is a bit of a gambler. For the Longhorns to succeed, they need him to dial back on his chance-taking.
Texas Longhorns players still have hope, however cynical those outside the program appear to be after the inconsistent Longhorns had to rally to beat Kansas.
The Texas Longhorns avoided what would have been a stunning upset to Kansas. However, the win did little to answer questions or calm concerns.
Texas' desire to open up its passing attack was tabeled in its opening-game win over Wyoming, which saw the Longhorns rely on a powerful running game.
Who is the face of the 2012 Texas Longhorns? More importantly, who will turn and face the Longhorns when they need a leader most.
All the eyes of Texas were upon Conner Brewer as the Longhorns opened spring practice. No two pair was starring more intently than those of David Ash and Case McCoy.