07 Sep

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Longhorns look to start over after Notre Dame debacle

Freshman wide receiver John Burt catches a pass against Notre Dame in Texas' 3-38 season opening loss (Photo: Don Bender).

Freshman wide receiver John Burt catches a pass against Notre Dame in Texas' 3-38 season-opening loss (Photo: Don Bender).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

One bad game does not a bad season make, and can be worked through, even if it can’t be forgotten.

So, after Texas was walloped by Notre Dame, 38-3, in their opening game Sept. 5, Longhorns coach Charlie Strong is pushing the reset button, and moving forward with a new beginning.

He’s hoping all Texas players, and fans and followers are ready to do so, as well.

But Strong also is kicking butt and taking names, and no one associated with the Texas program — coaches included — will be exempt from his total re-evaluation of how to make sure that what happened in South Bend is a one-time thing.

“We are going to re-evaluate everything

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 .