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Longhorns understand time is running out to make something happen

Texas football head coach Tom Herman said he and the UT coaching staff would consider simplifying the rushing playbook in an effort to help Chris Warren and the Longhorns run the ball more effectively (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas football team must win two of its final three games to earn a bowl invitation for the first time in three seasons but time is short for the Longhorns to produce the kind of record that more accurately reflects the improvements they have made in coach Tom Herman’s first year at the helm

Texas returns home this Saturday after two straight weeks on the road to face woeful Kansas, with kickoff at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium set for 5:05 CST. The Longhorns have won just once in their past four outings, and most recently lost to then-No. 8 TCU, 24-7, Saturday in Fort Worth, a situation that has their backs firmly against the wall as far as any postseason hopes are concerned.

Yes, Texas (4-5, 3-3 in Big 12 play) has played a

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .