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Texas banking on big play from O-line

The Texas offensive line continues to help pace the Longhorns momentum this season, and will be asked to take on a lot down the stretch (Photo by Don Bender/Horns Illustrated).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas –Though undersized at times, the Texas offensive line is standing as a strong point so far this season. Though they're still growing and improving, according to head coach Tom Herman.

As offensive football starts with — what else — the offensive line, success or failure for a team can be determined by how that five-man unit blocks, adapts to the defense and the game plan between the lines, and how it communicates both on and off the field.

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 .