Loss won’t deter Herman’s culture creation

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Though the Texas Football team suffered a stunning loss to Oklahoma State, head coach Tom Herman remains unfazed regarding the culture he's creating with these Longhorns (Photo by Don Bender/Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas’ attention to its culture and the way its policed will not change, according to Longhorns’ coach Tom Herman.

Even after the benching of three players in the first quarter of its 38-35 loss to Oklahoma State last Saturday could be directly attributed to substandard play by Texas during that stretch.

The Longhorns sat starting cornerbacks Davante Davis and Kris Boyd for the first quarter against the Cowboys on the road after they broke team rules. Texas surrendered 260 of total offense to Oklahoma State in that quarter, the second most the Longhorns have allowed in one quarter in the past 15 years.

Wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey was also benched against Oklahoma State, but only for a series.

“It doesn't matter if we were playing Week 1, or Week 10, or who the opponent is, or if it was Oklahoma State or Oklahoma or Tulsa or San Jose State, ” Herman said Monday in his regularly scheduled Monday media availability, "We have standards to uphold and when those standards aren't met, there's consequences for that."

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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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