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.
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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