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Longhorns’ defense on the defensive

Texas travels to take on TCU Saturday (Image courtesy of Texas Sports).

No. 15 Texas faces TCU with plenty of questions despite 5-2 record

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas – Five wins in seven games has put No. 15 Texas among the top teams in the nation.

Yet its defense, racked by injury and inconsistent performances from its mostly unproven backup players, has the Longhorns standing on the edge of a dangerous precipice as it prepares to face one of the most dangerous teams in the Big 12.

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .