Tom Herman era set to begin at Texas

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First-year Texas football head coach Tom Herman announced Monday that sophomore Shane Buechele will open the season as UT's starting quarterback (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — After three consecutive losing seasons that prompted its second coaching change in only four years, No. 23 Texas has plenty of questions to answer as it begins the 2017 season at home against Maryland on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

It’s the first game under new coach Tom Herman, who was hired away from Houston last November and inherits a roster that will feature seven offensive players and 10 defensive players who started games for the team in 2016.

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Steve Habel

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 .

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