Habe on the Horns – The New Man In Charge

New football coach makes a strong first impression.

By Steve Habel

Charlie Strong’s education had already reached full force a day after he walked onto the 40 Acres and assumed the reins of the Texas football program.

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Strong strode confidently into the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room on Jan. 6. He took his seat in the middle of the dais between UT-Austin President Bill Powers and Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson for his introductory press conference as the 29th football coach in the history of the program. 

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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 .