It’s Year 2 for Tom Herman at Texas, and although the Longhorns finally won a bowl game last year and finished with a winning record — firsts since 2012 and 2013, respectively — Herman knows going 7-6 and winning the Texas Bowl isn’t anywhere close to good enough.
This Texas team still has big questions at quarterback and elsewhere, particularly on offense. The receiving corps is young and talented, but the running game is in shambles and may need a boost from incoming freshman running back Keaontay Ingram. The defense took some sizable losses, too, with four seniors and three juniors departing.
Is Texas finally back? Maybe that question needs a qualifier: Is Texas finally good again, or good enough to win the Big 12? Here’s a spring primer for the 2018 season: