With Fall Camp at End, Texas Looks Forward to North Texas Game Week


Strong on Aug. 21

Habe on the Horns

By Steve Habel

Texas coach Charlie Strong walked to the podium Thursday in the Multipurpose Room of the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center to meet with the media for the final time before getting down to the business of playing another team.

Strong, nine days before sending his Longhorns to the field against North Texas, already had his game face on.

During the 20-minute news conference he never cracked a smile while answering a handful of questions and telling the assembled press corps that his team still had a few questions to be answered before the lights go on for real on Aug. 30.

“We have a week to go still but we'll start game planning and just see where we are with North Texas,” Strong said. We haven't had a chance to look at them, but when we go out to do the mock scrimmage on Saturday it'll be a lot of the plays that North Texas does.”

Strong basically gave the press his list of the players that will run out on the field with the first-team next Saturday.

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Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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