Habe on the ‘Horns: UT football team coming together after a week of fall practice

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Texas football head coach Charlie Strong is playing coy with the media and fans — and, most importantly, the coach staff at UT's first opponent, Notre Dame — by declining to announce who will start the opener at quarterback for the Longhorns in a battle featuring senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
Texas football head coach Charlie Strong is playing coy with the media and fans — and, most importantly, the coach staff at UT's first opponent, Notre Dame — by declining to announce who will start the opener at quarterback for the Longhorns in a battle featuring senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — It might be a while — maybe even as long as the first offensive snap of the Texas Longhorns’ season-opening game Sept. 4 against Notre Dame in Royal-Memorial Stadium — before fans and the media know for certain who the team's starting quarterback will be.

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But Texas head coach Charlie Strong said Saturday that the reason for the non-disclosure has little to do with who will win the job and everything to do with not allowing the Fighting Irish an easier time of preparing to face the player who will be behind center for the Longhorns. The battle for starting quarterback has come down to [article-offer]

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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