Texas Football: 4 lessons learned from the win over Texas Tech

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1. This was the response Tom Herman needed

Most of the scrutiny that came toward the Texas football program with so many losses in the last six games went to Herman and junior star quarterback Sam Ehlinger. They had to be considered two of the bigger reasons why Texas wasn’t living up to the hype this season. It is still disappointing where Texas finished the regular season at record-wise.

Confidence didn’t seem to be a problem for Ehlinger after this Week 14 win. His Rome building comment after the game hopefully is confidence and momentum that translates to whatever bowl game the Longhorns land in. He surely left the postseason last season with plenty of confidence from the famous “we’re back” comment after beating the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl.

Nonetheless, shakeups look to still be ahead for the Longhorns. But winning this game should do enough to keep off the discussions that Herman could be on the hot seat heading into the offseason. Granted winning the bowl game is going to go a long way to setting the mood on the Forty Acres throughout the long 2020 offseason.

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Amassing more than 600 total yards and getting Ehlinger going with 431 total yards from scrimmage and three scores will help out both the quarterback and Herman. The offense finally got in rhythm and stayed that way throughout an entire three quarters of football. That wasn’t evident on the Forty Acres since the wins over Kansas and Oklahoma State.