19 Sep

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Habe on the ‘Horns — football still looking for defensive answers after loss at Cal

Football head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that improving the defense would be a major point of emphasis during the Longhorns' off week (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Football head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that improving the defense would be a major point of emphasis during the Longhorns' off week (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — In the matter of four hours in Strawberry Canyon on the campus of the University of California Saturday night, a 50-43 loss to Cal turned the warm and fuzzy feelings about a resurgence of Texas football into a question mark.

The source of the consternation is the Longhorn defense’s ongoing shortcomings, and Texas coach Charlie Strong has had enough.

We shouldn’t be surprised — but then we

 

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 .