Links: Texas needs more players to shine

A few notes from HornsNation to start the week:

Carter Strickland: As the second half of the season is set to begin, Texas is counting on more players to make an impact.

Important statisticsInsider: As Texas prepares to begin a six-game grind, a few stats could define the rest of the season.

VideoInsider: Second-half predictions.

William WilkersonInsider: LaBradford "Del" Barnes talks about a visit with Texas' co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin.

More recruitingInsider: Texas offers scholarship to JUCO offensive tackle Donald Hawkins.