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.
Through the first half of the season, the Texas is defense is ranked No. 99 in the country. It's a big slide for what was thought as one of the most talented corps before the season.
Long a recruiting frenzy in February, Texas finds itself in an unfamiliar situation -- waiting on recruits.