No. 11 Longhorns have depth to hold down the fort against West Virginia

Sophomore D'Shawn Jamison's is one of the defensive backs UT head coach Tom Herman said he expects to step into a bigger role in the Longhorns' injury-depleted secondary (photo by Don Bender / Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Yes, No. 11 Texas will be without three starters in the secondary when it faces West Virginia this Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia, and yes, two other members of the defensive backfield are nursing injuries that could limit their effectiveness against the Mountaineers.

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But don’t expect Texas coach Tom Herman to fret about the players he won’t have available for the important Big 12 Conference matchup between two teams that are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in Big 12 play. He is [habeabk]

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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