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BOY WONDERS

ERICH WEISS AND COREY KNEBEL PLAN TO LOOK BACK ON THE 2013 SEASON WITH ZERO  REGRET.

Corey Knebel and Erich Weiss portraitONE DAY IN THE FUTURE, when his baseball career is over, Erich Weiss will look back. He’ll think of his batting averages, shake his head at the time he went 9-for-11 at the plate in his first collegiate series, and count all the awards.

Corey Knebel will want to reflect back on his time at Texas as well. He too has a list of honors and achievements. Atop the mantle sit the awards for best closer and best freshman pitcher in 2011.

But today isn’t the appropriate time to start looking back. Instead, they need to look forward and focus on one serious task — returning to Omaha, the site of the College World Series, where the Longhorns were two-and-BBQ’d in 2011. The trip was over before it started.

Weiss and Knebel may have one last shot at the title.

IN THE FALL OF 2010, as Texas practiced at Disch-Falk Field, Weiss decided he wasn’t going to waste his

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James Schleicher is the publisher of Horns Illustrated magazine. He's also a fifth generation Texan and lifelong Austinite. Follow @HornsIllus twitter to keep up with all things Horns Illustrated.