There are plenty of factors that will prove decisive in whether the Longhorns get it done in 2019, but Longhorn receivers winning against man coverage outside is one of the less explored dimensions. If there's a subtle sabotage of the 2019 season that doesn't involve injury, this is one real possibility. As part of my Thinking Texas Football preview research, I just finished reviewing the Longhorn passing game performance against higher end cornerbacks and then assessed the schedule quality of 2019's slate of outside defenders.
At the end of last season, Texas Tech fired the ever upwardly failing Kliff Kingsbury who immediately went to USC oops the Arizona Cardinals - because what NFL franchise wouldn't covet a college head coach who went 19-35 in Big 12 play? - and hired Utah State's Matt Wells, fresh off of his best season coaching the Aggies to a 10-2 record in his sixth year with the program.