05 Sep

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Habe on the Horns: Strong lauds players for unselfishness, gumption in clutch in win over Notre Dame

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong said the 2015 Longhorns might not have been able to finish off the double-overtime win they got Sunday night over Notre Dame (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong said the 2015 Longhorns might not have been able to finish off the double-overtime win they got Sunday night over Notre Dame (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Twelve hours and 19 minutes after the winning touchdown in Texas’ thrilling 50-47 double overtime victory over Notre Dame, Longhorns coach Charlie Strong reemerged in front of the assembled media for his normal Monday availability.

But this press conference was anything but normal or routine. In the overnight hours since backup quarterback Tyrone Swoopes bashed his way through the Fighting Irish for the deciding score, things had changed for Strong and his program. Without making too much about one season-opening win, the indications are there that the Longhorns are back.

Let that sink in for a minute. Now think about this statement: the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 .