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Daily Round Up: We’re Not Texas Anymore

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No more entitlement for the Horns.

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Said Davis, “We want to stay positive, as much as we can. it’s the postseason. Like coach said, we’re 0-0. We can dictate our own future.”So, we’re not Texas anymore.

The only way the Longhorns will win games again is if they stop believing victories are owed to them. And during his first few months in Austin, that has been the central part of Herman's message to his new team.

It’s all about the basics.

“Today was all about practice habits,” Herman said. “We’ve got to learn how to run full-speed to the whistle, we’ve got to learn how to take the field, we’ve got to learn how to jog off the field. We’ve got to learn everything that’s important in winning.”

Tom Herman is not afraid to push the player’s buttons.

Herman has high praise for Chris Warren.

Herman added that he hasn’t been around a back like the 250-pound Warren who can move the way he does.

Shaka Smart is learning on the job.

He’s recruiting different players from the ones he sought at Virginia Commonwealth, going into living rooms of five-star players and McDonald’s All-Americans. He’s coaching in a conference that will eat you alive if you’re not mentally tough and maybe even if you are. He’s working in a win-now atmosphere at brand name U instead of at a mom-and-pop operation by comparison, or, as one pundit put it, “He is freaking McDonald’s where he had been P. Terry’s at VCU, and that’s kicking his butt.”

The men’s basketball gets a fresh start at the Big 12 tournament.

Said Davis, “We want to stay positive, as much as we can. it’s the postseason. Like coach said, we’re 0-0. We can dictate our own future.”