27 Oct

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Habe on the ‘Horns: Strong told us this turnaround was coming

Texas football head coach said the Longhorns used outsiders' negative critics about the team as motivation to get back on course after a 1-4 start to the 2015 season (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas football head coach said the Longhorns used outsiders' negative critics about the team as motivation to get back on course after a 1-4 start to the 2015 season (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

The Texas football team at 3-4 is certainly a happier bunch than it was at 1-4 heading into Dallas to play Oklahoma, but the turnaround the past two games was foretold a month ago by head coach Charlie Strong.

Were you listening?

The Longhorns have shown their true colors the past two weeks by bludgeoning OU and Kansas State with a powerful running game and a defense that dominated the line of scrimmage. Was this the team that Strong saw coming — the light at the end of the tunnel after winning just once in the first five games?

It’s human nature for coaches, just like fans

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 .