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New coaches faced different hurdles

Much was learned about Texas' staff with answers to come

Updated: January 2, 2012, 10:40 AM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation
AUSTIN, Texas -- For a change the expectations were muted.
Alex Okafor, Kheeston Randall, Emmanuel Acho
Kevin Jairaj/US PresswireTexas' defensive line became one of the team's most-dominant units in Manny Diaz's first year.
No one expected 2010. So no one knew what 2011 would hold. What would the new coaches bring to Texas? Who would be the new quarterback? What newcomer Malcolm Brown could do when given 20 carries? And ultimately the question that hovered over it all: Could Texas win again?

With the dust still settling, a few of those questions still are left unanswered.

But 2011 did bring a few answers, not just for the season that was, but for those that have yet to come.

Carter Strickland | email

Reporter, HornsNation

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