Ian Boyd has written on Longhorn sports at Barking Carnival and in Peter Bean's annual Texas preseason football magazine. As a history major, he's looking to nail down the micro-level strategies and details of the team to tell a macro-level story of a program trying to maintain Texas as a national power.
The embattled Texas coach probably needs three more wins, at minimum, to survive in Austin. A look at the remaining schedule shows how difficult that's going to be.
The need for a change at the top in Austin became obvious after yet another debacle in Dallas, but what should UT be looking for when they begin their search?
Is a devastating loss in Dallas that ended with their QB knocked out and the Longhorns crying uncle the beginning of the end in Austin?
The Red River Shootout has traditionally been a battle to see who would win the Big 12, but this year the two arch-rivals are playing to stave off elimination in the conference title race.
The sophomore QB is quickly becoming the trigger man the Longhorns didn't think they would need this year.
The Texas defense is more complicated and aggressive than it was in 2011. Manny Diaz is hoping that won't backfire on them on Saturday.
The lights out performance the young QB put together against Ole Miss is as much the result of the offensive system that has developed around him as it is his own progress as a player.
In a hostile environment, the Rebels will present the Longhorns with many of the same types of challenges they will need to overcome when Big 12 play starts.
The Lobos make it two straight opponents to open the season with no real chance of competing with the Longhorns, but we are starting to see what their offensive identity will be this season.
A win wouldn't mean all that much, but the way the Longhorns perform against a weak opponent in their home opener could give us an early look at how the rest of the season will go.