Herman encouraged about Longhorns’ use of bye week in preparation for West Virginia

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger said he was encouraged by the fact that the Longhorns could play below their standard and still pick up a win against a solid team like Oklahoma State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — If ever there was a team in need of a bye week, it was No. 11 Texas after the Longhorns endured a bruising preseason camp and four weeks of hard-nosed football that featured a win against a sound and dangerous Oklahoma State team and a close loss to LSU.

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UT head coach Tom Herman looked rested and ready Monday as he addressed the media after enjoying the first Saturday of the season without either a game or a scrimmage.

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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 .

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