Mack Brown figures defenses are starting to catch up to the spread offense.
He's noticed how much his defense has struggled against powerful, traditional running games in bowl games.
And with a young quarterback replacing Colt McCoy, the Longhorns probably shouldn't throw as much as they have in recent years anyway.
With so many things pointing them in the same direction, Texas coaches have made the easy decision to spruce up their running game this season.
Brown half-jokingly said Wednesday at Big 12 media day that there was no incentive to run when McCoy was completing seven of every 10 throws.