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With pieces, culture in place, Smart hopes to contend in third season

A losing record is a big deal when it happens to a revenue sport at the University of Texas. During Shaka Smart’s second season as head coach of the Longhorns, he led the team to an 11-22 record. It was and still is a disappointing mark considering he had a lottery pick on his team in Jarrett Allen, but the offseason has helped to mitigate much of the disappointment 2016-17 was.