Board Meeting: March 30, 2012 

March, 30, 2012
3/30/12
6:45
PM ET
Welcome to your daily Board Meeting. Each evening we’ll update you on the day’s hottest topics on the HornsNation forum.

1. Rank UT’s defense for 2012: Nicholas74230 posed the topic with his own hopeful response that the Longhorns will finish with the nation’s top-ranked defense. Most of the responses predicted a top 10 finish. What is interesting is that many expect this defense to be better than last year, but that will truly be hard to tell until a few games into the season. It will certainly be hard to gauge the impact of replacing Keenan Robinson and Emmanuel Acho. They were the ringleaders of the defense and much of their value came with getting players in the right positions within Manny Diaz’s scheme. Their roles will now be filled by two first-time starters. Finding another safety and depth in the secondary are also big factors.

The schedule could also play a factor. West Virginia is a point machine and everyone understands Oklahoma’s offensive prowess. What isn’t known is how Baylor and Oklahoma State will replace their litany of playmakers.
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