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Strong calls big plays given up by Texas defense ‘very correctable’

Texas football head coach Charlie Strong met the media Monday to discuss what needs to be done to shore up the UT defense (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

UT football head coach Charlie Strong met the media Monday to discuss what needs to be done to shore up the Texas defense (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — There are a lot of lessons to be learned from Texas’ gut-wrenching 45-40 Oct. 8 loss to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, but a good measure of what ails the porous Longhorns defense can be summed up in two words — “get back!”

The Longhorns gave up eight plays of 20 yards or more to the Sooners and that, according to Texas head coach Charlie Strong at his Oct. 10 Monday media availability, just can’t continue to happen.

“That’s something we have to continue 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 .