The Texas Longhorns finished at 9-4 in 2012, one game better than the previous mark of the 2011 Longhorns. Despite a pretty good season from the outside looking in, the Longhorns defense recorded the worst year statistically in team history. Although many overlooked the Longhorns after their Big 12 championship lost to Collin Klein and the Kansas State Wildcats, they were one of the best teams in the country even with the defense putting up the numbers they did. With an improved defense for the longhorns, the sky is the limit for this Texas team.
One big part of the ‘Horns success this season will be due to the weakness of the Big 12. With every Big 12 school going through quarterback changes except TCU, Oklahoma and the ‘Horns, the weak Longhorns defense won’t be challenged beyond anything they can’t handle.
Another reason the ‘Horns will be successful this year is because of QB David Ash. David Ash, in my opinion, is hands-down the best quarterback in the Big 12 as well as one of the top in the entire country. The ‘Horns will air it out constantly this season with Ash’s strong arm and the Longhorns’ play makers at wide receiver. Mack Brown is under a lot of pressure to succeed this season and he has already hinted that the Longhorns will have to put up large numbers on teams in order to say in games, and that will need to happen through the air.
The 2013 Texas Longhorns are at the top of the totem pole as far as talent goes in the NCAA. With a powerful offense and if the ‘Horns can keep the opposing teams offense off the field, they will win the Big 12 without much competition as well as a BCS bowl game as well.