25 Aug


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 .