Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Scouting the Texas Longhorns

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Scouting the Texas Longhorns

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Record * 6-6, 5-4 Big 12

Coach * Tom Herman, 6-6, first year; 28-10, three years overall at Houston and Texas. Served as Ohio State offensive coordinator 2012-14, Iowa State offensive coordinator 2009-11.

Bowl history * 54th bowl overall, first since 2014 Texas Bowl, lost to Arkansas 31-7.

Series history * Texas leads 17-6; last meeting, Mizzou won 17-5 in 2011.

Key player * Linebacker Malik Jefferson was named co-Big 12 defensive player of the year after racking up 110 tackles, including 10 behind the line of scrimmage. Herman is unsure if Jefferson will play in the Texas Bowl or sit out while preparing for the NFL draft.

2017 season recap * Ranked No. 23 in the preseason AP poll, the Longorns didn't live up to expectations under their first-year coach, winning just three games against bowl-eligible Big 12 teams: Iowa State, Kansas State and West Virginia. …

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