AUGUST 11, 2015 - Texas #24, John Bonney, left, with #14, Dylan Haines, center, #93, Paul Boyette, Jr., right, jog off the field following a drill during Longhorn practice held at the University of Texas' Frank Denius Field in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Big 12 media days takeway: Texas seniors want a different ending

Posted July 19th, 2016


DALLAS — Caleb Bluiett, Paul Boyette, Dylan Haines and Kent Perkins represented their school Tuesday at Big 12 media days, and none of them were interested in the prospect of yet another losing season.

No Texas senior class wants to leave with three straight losing seasons on its back, but that’s just what will happen if the Longhorns can’t reverse the recent trend this fall.

Charlie Strong has called out his seniors in each of his first two seasons for a lack of leadership, but he praised this current crew, albeit on a Tuesday in July. A lot can happen during a season, but things are going to have to roll toward the other direction for this class to follow through on its goal of not becoming the first group of seniors to finish under .500 since the Longhorns had four consecutive losing seasons from 1935-1938.


“I believe we’re headed in the right direction,” Bluiett said. “We’re trying to get the younger guys to buy in because it’s our last ride.”

Editor’s note: The original version of this story has been edited to correct the passage that states the last time the Longhorns had three or more consecutive losing seasons.

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