The goal for 2018 is a Big 12 title. It won’t be the end of the world if Texas can’t pull it off but they should at least be a realistic contender for that elusive crown in a year when the usual suspects are turning over multi-year starting QBs.
Obviously, the defense is going to carry more of the water for Texas next season than the offense will unless something unexpected occurs. That’s not terribly uncommon, just last season the story coming out of spring ball was that the safeties were going to be a force on defense while the OL was likely to pace the offense. Texas’ safeties then had a back and forth season while the DL and LBs ended up anchoring the unit and the OL endured injuries and came apart like a Walmart chew toy.
But whether the team’s strengths and weaknesses next season look exactly like we insiders expect or not, the offense is going to need to be a unit that can cause problems and have a part in producing wins.