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

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 .