KANSAS CITY -- If Texas stands head-and-shoulder pads above all Big 12 foes by December, it will…
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TEXAS' RECORD IN 2008: The prediction is 10-3, but an improved 10-3 compared to last year's 10-3 record. Given Texas' unsettled situation at RB, DB and TE -- not to mention the lack of depth at DT -- it shapes up as a three-loss season against a tough schedule. We all know Texas faces the strength of the Big 12 North; Missouri will be a Top 10 team when it gets Texas the week after Oklahoma. The Sooners are a legitimate national title contender while Texas travels to Kansas (the only Big 12 team in 2007 to win a BCS game). Nationally-ranked Texas Tech is the chic pick in some circles to actually win the Big 12 and the Horns must travel to Lubbock the week after its annual Jekyll & Hyde game against Oklahoma State. Texas also faces four of the top 11 passers returning from last season, and that doesn't include Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford who led the nation in passing efficiency. Still, I expect the spirited effort we saw in the Holiday Bowl to carry over into this season. I put a...
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