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Why Texas could be a playoff contender in 2017

With plenty of talented players returning and new coach Tom Herman's ability to get the most out of his players, the Longhorns could notch 10 wins next season for the first time since 2009. AP Photo/Eric Gay

The Texas Longhorns have not won 10 or more games in seven straight seasons, and getting back to that double-digit victory level will be a primary long-term goal for new head coach Tom Herman. After looking over the situation, it becomes clear that the elements are in place for Texas to end this double-digit win drought as early as next season.