Andrew Luck. Robert Griffin III. Johnny Manziel. All elite quarterbacks from the state of Texas whom the Longhorns didn't offer or land, which exacerbates the signal-caller problems the Longhorns have had since Colt McCoy graduated.
Against Rice, Texas' offense had yet to show what it was capable of. The 8-play, 99-yard scoring drive turned the game and gave a glimpse of the Longhorns potential.
While the win no doubt showed off what the Texas fans have waited to see, new offensive trickerator Bryan Harsin can't wait to dazzle with more.
By being vocal with teammates and focusing on executing the offense, Garrett Gilbert earned a second chance as Texas' starting QB.