Bold predictions for 2013

Texas is a title contender, plus nine more bold predictions for the season

Updated: August 27, 2013, 11:49 AM ET
By Phil Steele | ESPN Insider

Gordon/Ash/Wilder USA TODAY SportsCan Wisconsin go back to Pasadena, Texas to a BCS bowl and Florida State to the title game?

Every week on Insider last season, I gave my bold predictions heading into the weekend. I'm doing the same thing now, only taking it from a season-long view. Here are my 10 bold predictions for 2013:

1. The Texas Longhorns will win at least 11 games.

If you have been reading my columns throughout the summer, you know I'm a believer in the Longhorns. To me, they are this season's version of 2012's Florida Gators -- a team coming off a shaky campaign that will emerge as a surprise national title contender as the talent comes together.

Phil Steele

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