Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/29/12
By Louis Ojeda Jr. FOXSportsSouthwest.com The Longhorns took a step forward after their first losing season under head coach Mack Brown, but 8-5 in 2011 is still unacceptable in the eyes of Texas fans. It's a new era in the Big 12 and the first season for Texas since 1914 without Texas A&M on the schedule. The long-time in-state rival may be gone, but the Red River Rivalry with Oklahoma in Dallas is still alive and well. Newcomers West Virginia and TCU will make the trip to Austin and the Horned Frogs fill the Thanksgiving weekend void left by the Aggies. With a new contract extension and a top-ranked recruiting class, Brown is in it for the long haul in restoring the Texas program. Sept. 1 - Wyoming Despite having its first eight-win season in 14 years, Wyoming finished 115th in the nation against the run in 2011. That doesn't bode well against a stable of talented Texas running backs. The two teams met in 2009 and 2010 with the Longhorns winning by a combined score ...
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