While the Texas Longhorns did many things better on offense in 2012, inconsistencies and problems from 2011 returned and derailed the unit's development.
Texas' ills aren't gone, but a dominant win over Iowa State and recent improvements have renewed a since of hope for the Longhorns.
While there have been some surprises, such as David Ash's performance, many other issues have been exposed in recent weeks.
Texas has ridden a diverse offense to 107 points its past two games, giving it the necessary firepower to deal with West Virginia this Saturday.
In 2012, Texas will return nine starters but needs help at receiver and consistency at quarterback.