10 Nov

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Habe on the ‘Horns: Strong, Longhorns understand the importance of winning at West Virginia

To find a way to win Saturday at West Virginia, the Longhorns have to play drastically better than they have on the road this season, having been outscored 112-10 in three road games this season (photo courtesy of wvusports.com).

To find a way to win Saturday at West Virginia, the Longhorns have to play drastically better than they have on the road this season, having been outscored 112-10 in three road games this season (photo courtesy of wvusports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

There usually is a 24-hour rule in college football; that's the time a team is given to re-live the glory of a win or mull over what went wrong in a loss after a game each week.

But after Texas beat Kansas 59-20 last Saturday, Longhorns’ coach Charlie Strong cut that lag time in half and started focusing almost immediately on his team’s preparation for West Virginia, this week’s opponent and the latest — and perhaps most important — road test of the 2015 season.

“We didn’t even bother to show the 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 .