Injuries. No coaches like them, but some teams are better equipped to handle them than others.
Count Texas among the number of top-10 teams who can ill afford a bad break or two. Unlike previous national championship contenders in Austin, the 2010 Longhorns lack experienced depth at a number of positions. That means that coaches have had to keep a close eye on potential long-term injuries like hamstring pulls, and have had to cycle inexperienced players more to build depth.
Texas Coach Mack Brown even said that the staff had to ask punishing hitter Christian Scott, a safety, to tone it down in practice. Scott will likely be one of the Big 12