Young Texas football players are growing up quickly, and will have to even more

Texas football head coach Tom Herman said he understands the significance of Saturday's game against LSU, but acknowledged that the game will have no bearing one of the Longhorns' goals: winning the Big 12 championship (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — The No. 10-ranked Texas Longhorns' 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech in their season-opener was, for lack of a better term, a good dress rehearsal for Saturday’s showcase game against No. 6 LSU at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

But now the lights will get a lot brighter and the need for execution and effort will ramp up to intense levels many have never experienced before.

The Longhorns got mostly what they needed in the win over LaTech, but will need more — a lot more — to beat the talented and experienced Bayou Bengals, who trounced Georgia Southern, 55-3, in their 2019 debut.

The good thing is Texas can [habeabk]

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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