By Steve Habel/Senior Editor
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Longhorns' best chance to win in the big-yardage, high-scoring Big 12 Conference is to turn up the heat and pick up the pace on offense. After a bowl-less 5-7 campaign in 2015 and two straight losing seasons, the team has adopted the latest case of “if you can’t beat 'em, join 'em” to keep up with the haves instead of joining the have-nots.
To those means, Texas coach Charlie Strong brought in new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert to crank up the Longhorns’ attack, which ran an average of 65 plays a game last season — about 20 fewer than the conference’s elite teams (TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State).
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