THE LONGHORNS’ 2011-12 athletics season was a blip on the NCAA radar — notably unexceptional and short. With the majority of teams failing to meet preseason expectations, three head coaches departed from the 40 Acres — soccer coach Chris Petrucelli, women’s basketball coach Gail Goestenkors and women’s swimming coach Kim Brackin — either on their own accord or after the university chose not to renew their contracts.
For a program as powerful across the board as Texas, the lack of titles seemed abnormal. The baseball team missed the NCAA playoffs....
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