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No. 23 Texas, Maryland showing ample respect as 2017 opener looms

The Tom Herman era officially kicks off Saturday when the No. 23 Texas Longhorns' and their new head coach welcome the Maryland Terrapins to town Saturday in the season opener for each team (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Don’t think for a minute that No. 23 Texas can afford to take Maryland lightly when the two teams square off Saturday to open the 2017 season at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.

After all, it was the Terrapins, and not the Longhorns, who played in a bowl game last season.

Texas begins the 2017 campaign trying to

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 .