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Horns back to work for crucial road game at Texas Tech

Texas will have to fight past Texas Tech on the road this week after battling with West Virginia to a one-point loss (Photo by Don Bender/Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas – Longhorns head coach Tom Herman said he had a lot of pride, and frustration, regarding the Texas Football team's close losses to Oklahoma State and West Virginia over the past two Saturdays.

The 'Horns head man also added that he and his team are ready to go back to work to elevate the latter emotion.

Texas, which remained 15th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 rankings, have no time or, as Herman said, any inclination to pout or wallow in self-pity after losing 42-41 to the Mountaineers at home last Saturday on a gutsy two-point conversion by WVU.

“I’m proud and frustrated at the same time,” Herman said on Monday during his regular media availability. “I'm so proud of the way that we fought two weeks ago in Stillwater. I'm extremely proud of the level of intensity and physicality that we continue to play with. That is something that will never waver in this program. I'm extremely proud of that."

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 .