28 Sep

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Habe on the ‘Horns: Longhorns’ gains obscured by hard-luck results

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong said the Longhorns have to "make (their) own luck" (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong said the Longhorns have to "make (their) own luck" (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The disappointment surrounding two consecutive hard-luck, last-minute losses by the Texas football team is palpable on the 40 Acres. But the solution lies in continuing to stay the course, learning from the mistakes made and improving — three aspects that the Longhorns have shown the past two Saturdays.

Staying on that tack will be a challenge this week as the Longhorns prepare to square off against fourth-ranked TCU in Fort Worth.

“We’ve been in the games the past two weeks with chances to win at the end, but we just haven’t finished,” Texas coach Charlie Strong said Monday at his weekly media availability. “We’ve been in the position to make plays, but just haven’t made them at the right time.”

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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 .