11 Sep

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New Coach’s Slow Start Not Unprecedented, but Strong Remains Committed to Ideals, Success

Strong on Aug. 21Texas fans expecting Charlie Strong to wave a magic wand and immediately set the Longhorns back in the nation’s elite may need to take a trip back to the last new coach's initial season.

These Longhorns’ first two games don’t seem all that different from the first two that Mack Brown coached back in 1998. And the third may look similar as well. While similarities exist, they may be the only ones. The team Brown inherited from John Mackovic featured plenty of NFL talent and stayed fairly healthy. Strong’s first Longhorn team couldn’t be any further away.