Team preview: Texas

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Just how impressive of a program does Mack Brown have at the University of Texas?

Consider this: The Longhorns lost three games in 2006, one shy of equaling their total number of losses in the previous three seasons combined. The two Big 12 conference losses last season matched the totals from 2003, 2004 and 2005 combined, and despite averaging 36 points per game, that was a drop-off of two touchdowns from their 2005 national championship squad.

All that from a team that still won 10 games, extending its streak of seasons with double-digit victories to six -- best among any team in the nation.

When a 10-3 season is a noticeable drop from the year before, chances are you're probably among the nation's elite.

And that's an understatement.