It’s safe to say it’s been a very up-and-down season for the Texas Longhorns.

In Tom Herman’s first year at the helm, they beat a ranked West Virginia team away from home and took both USC and Oklahoma State to overtime. These games — which should be signs of progress — were bookended by home losses to Maryland and Texas Tech.

What’s the deal with the inconsistency? According to Herman, it’s the youth of his team.