After playing for the national championship at the end of the 2009 season, the Texas football program has slogged through six years that have ranged from putrid to decent. Even if third-year head coach Charlie Strong has the Longhorns back on the path to respectability, it might be tough to tell this year.
Texas’ schedule is rough. On top of the Big 12’s round-robin slate, the ‘Horns have two non-conference tilts with major programs.
If there’s a saving grace to UT’s lineup of opponents, most of the toughest foes come to Austin. That still might not be enough to post the kind of record Texas fans expect.
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— Written by Allen Kenney, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Kenney is founder and editor of BlatantHomerism.com and host of the Blatant Homerism Podcast. Follow him on Twitter @BlatantHomerism.