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Habe on the Horns: ‘Horns find themselves up against the wall

The Longhorns will try to get back on track this weekend against their longtime rivals, the Oklahoma Sooners (photo courtesy of soonersports.com).

The Longhorns will try to get back on track this weekend against their longtime rivals, the Oklahoma Sooners (photo courtesy of soonersports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — There is a true sense of urgency surrounding the Texas football team as it prepares to face the only true rival on its schedule — Oklahoma — this Saturday at the Cotton Bowl.

The Longhorns are 1-4 — their worst start since 1956 — and find themselves up against the wall in a do-or-die situation against a 10th-ranked Oklahoma team that wants nothing more than to kick Texas when it’s down and keep it there.

It’s particularly worrisome that the Longhorns are still trying to find the spark that will prove that they’re a lot better than the first five games of the season has shown.

“It's time for us to pull this team

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 .