Texas head coach Mack Brown said in the offseason that he wanted his special teams play to be the best in the nation, but the Longhorns have struggled to meet that standard.
The Longhorns return nine starters on defense but the two they lose were their most important players in 2012. Here's an early defensive depth chart for Texas in 2013.
The Longhorns' four early enrollees will benefit from the head start they'll get this spring, and that leg up more importantly should benefit the team, as a whole, even more.
Even though Mack Brown likes to say all positions are up for grabs, most current Longhorns players have a firm grasp of the future.
Texas opens its 2011 season against Rice. Here are the fivve top storylines going into the game.