The Texas offensive line, despite having four players who have started 90 percent of the games in the last two years and another tackle who started 11 of 13 in 2012, has not lived up to Mack Brown's recent high standard.
A combination of better line play, understanding of the offense and play-calling have Texas QB David Ash displaying better presence in the pocket.
A year into the job and a second spring underway, the Texas Longhorns coaching staff has figured out each other, the place, the personnel and what it needs to do to succeed.
After rushing for just 36 yards against OU, Texas is looking to its offensive line to jumpstart the attack against Oklahoma State.
Thanks to a bruising and smart offensive line, Texas has been able to wear down opponents and control the game in the fourth quarter.
Now that he's got a healthy group of offensive linemen, Stacy Searels coaching methods are starting to mold the unit together.
With the SEC's recent dominance, it's clear that coaches will need to go south to find the nation's elite line prospects.
Texas has suffered from a lack of production at tight end for several seasons, primarily because of a switch in offensively philosophy. The current group is starting to spread its wings, however.