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Written by Christian Corona | 30 December 2011

Texas didn’t come close to answering all of the questions posed by the shortcomings that exposed themselves during the regular season but after a double-digit bowl win – the Longhorns’ first in nearly three full years – it’s hard not to look at the glass as half full. Cal ran into a brick wall Wednesday night at Snapdragon-Qualcomm-nobody-knows-what-to-call-it Stadium as the Texas defense delivered yet another dominant defensive performance, allowing just seven rushing yards while racking up six sacks and five turnovers over four spectacular quarters that saw the Longhorns give up less points than all but three games this season as the Golden Bears scored on just two drives – the first of each half.

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Written by Christian Corona | 28 December 2011

The last time Jeff Tedford and Mack Brown faced each other, it didn't go well for Texas.

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Written by Christian Corona | 21 December 2011

When the Longhorns adopted a "brick-by-brick" approach to rebuilding their football program, they had to have known it would be a multiyear process. Even Mack Brown admitted that he was more interested in the process of improvement than in results. Although it's numbers like wins and losses that determine the job security of a head coach and the perception of his team, Brown knew that it would take more than just one season to restore Texas' football program to national prominence and title contention once again. 

Because, for once, Texas is rebuilding - through reloading. 

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Written by Christian Corona | 15 December 2011

It's scary to think what kind of defense Texas could have. If you thought Manny Diaz did a good job turning this group of rag-tag novices into the Big 12's best defense, just wait to see what he might be able to do with next year's. Running down what may be the Longhorns' defensive lineup in 2012 could end up being a lot like going over next season's all-conference squad. But the lure of the NFL could put a couple dents in the Longhorns' defense as juniors Alex Okafor and Kenny Vaccaro face difficult decisions - whether to come back for their senior season and continue to rebuild the program "brick by brick" or to take their chances and bolt for the pros. Here's a look at the 2012 version of the Longhorns defense

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Written by Christian Corona | 13 December 2011

The brick-by-brick approach that Texas used this season paid off to a certain extent. The Longhorns posted a 7-5 record, an improvement from last year’s 5-7 abomination but a mark that proves that Mack Brown and Co. have a ways to go before Texas becomes a conference or national title contender again. But with another top-notch recruiting class coming in - one that’s currently ranked No. 1 - and the fact that underclassmen accounted for many of the Longhorns’ biggest contributors this past season, the future looks bright for the Longhorns. Here’s a look at what their depth chart on offense might look in 2012:  

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