As Texas prepares for the penultimate contest of its 2017 regular season on Saturday, it’s become increasingly evident that the Longhorns won’t reach the heights they envisioned in the preseason. Sitting at 5–5 with two conference matchups remaining, Texas is out of contention for an appearance in the Big 12 title game, as well as its first eight-win season since the Mack Brown era. “Where we’re at is not where we had hoped to be,” head coach Tom Herman said on Monday.
It’s been three years since former head coach Charlie Strong spoke to reporters following Texas’ fifth loss of the season, telling the media five losses in a year “will never happen in this program again.” The sentiment came off Texas’ second straight losing season, and Strong’s first after replacing Mack Brown at the end of the 2013 seasons. Fast-forward four seasons and one head coach, and Strong’s proclamation looks absurd in hindsight.
Head coach Tom Herman stood at his weekly press conference with the media on Monday afternoon and provided some encouraging news for the burnt orange faithful. “My confidence is at an all-time high,” Herman said. “And I think our players are too.”The rise of the Longhorns’ morale is undoubtedly a good thing. After a three-year, 16–21 stretch in which Texas endured a slew of heartbreaking losses, a boost of confidence could help spring Longhorn football to its next era.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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