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Tom Herman era set to begin at Texas

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 texassports.com).

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.

Those players have had to learn to do things the way

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 .