24 Oct

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Texas football focus has changed to one of near-desperation

Texas football head coach said that with the uncertainty surrounding the health of starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger, converted receiver Jerrod Heard is expected to take some snaps at quarterback this week (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Any good feelings Texas has earned from close losses to the three ranked teams it has played this season continue to be mitigated by the cold, hard truth that the Longhorns need to win, and win now, to have a chance at even a break-even record that would get them into the postseason for the first time in three years.

Texas (3-4 overall, 2-2 in Big 12 Conference play) will have its best chance in a month to earn its fourth victory when in travels to Waco this week to battle winless but determined Baylor at McLane Stadium.

Kickoff is at 11 a.m. CDT in a game

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .