60 days, 60 stats: No. 30

Each day, as a countdown to fall camp opening Aug. 2, we are going to provide you with a number that was important in 2011 and let you know why it will be important in 2012.

It wasn’t supposed to take this long for Texas to be Texas again.

But it has been 30 months since the Longhorns played in the national title game against Alabama. No one, not even Aggies fans, would have wagered that Texas would be shut out of a BCS game for that amount of time. After all, Texas had been to four BCS bowl games in six years and figured to just keep on rolling.