Know Your Enemy: What Texas Football Must Do To Beat California
By Adam Sweeney
It seems a bit premature to call Saturday's contest against California a must-win game, but here we are. The Texas Longhorns are 1-1, and it feels like the program is in a period of transition from the top down. Mike Perrin replaced Steve Patterson this week as athletic director, Jay Norvell took over for Shawn Watson a week ago as the team's play caller and Jerrod Heard stepped in to the starting quarterback spot, unseating Tyrone Swoopes.
Luckily for UT, all of these appear to be positive changes. But change brings trepidation, especially for a fan base that is used to 10-win seasons. Texas doesn't figure to end the season with double digits in the "W" category this year, but the Longhorns can prove they are a team on the rise. The best way to do that is by beating teams on their current level and improve week to week. Enter the Cal Golden Bears, who possess their fair share of uncertainty.
What must Texas do to win and move to 2-1? Let's take a look:
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