HornsNation links: Texas begins practice

From Carter Strickland: As spring practice begins, coach Mack Brown is optimistic about Texas in 2013 and thinks the Longhorns are ready to get back to being a “top-level program.”

More from Strickland: Texas to hire personnel devoted to recruiting.

From Max OlsonInsider: Five Texas redshirt freshmen to watch this spring.

From William WilkersonInsider: Previewing Texas' junior day on Saturday.

More from OlsonInsider: 2014 defensive tackles still a question mark for Texas.

More from Wilkerson and OlsonInsider: Football recruiting notes in The Heard.