25 Aug

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Strong, Longhorns Putting Emotions Aside for Season Opener

Charlie Strong speaks to the media prior to the start of preseason football practice.

Charlie Strong speaks to the media.

By Steve Habel/Associate Editor

Emotions will be at a fever pitch on Saturday when the first Texas team under new coach Charlie Strong runs out onto the field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to face North Texas.

But Strong and a handful of his players said Monday at the team’s weekly media availability that those emotions will be held in check and set behind the mantra of enthusiasm

 

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 .