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ESPN: Texas Was Probably The Most 'Disappointing' Week 1 Team

The Longhorns had a rough opening weekend.

Texas entered Year 1 of the Tom Herman with a decent amount of hype. The Longhorns, despite going 5-7 in 2016, opened the '17 season ranked inside the top 25. Some were labeling UT as a dark-horse Big 12 champion squad.

Everyone needs to take a step back after Week 1, though.

Texas was upset by Maryland, 51-41, on Saturday afternoon.

ESPN says the Longhorns are probably the most "disappointing" Week 1 team.

Perhaps the most disappointing performance from Week 1 came from No. 23 Texas. The Longhorns were supposed to be starting over under new coach Tom Herman, but Saturday's 51-41 home loss to Maryland showed that the problems that cost Charlie Strong his job -- bad defense and inconsistent special teams -- are still plaguing the Longhorns.

Strong was fired because of losses such as this, and now Herman, whose name alone is a major reason Texas started the season ranked, is left dealing with questions that might be too tough for him to answer quickly.

Texas should rebound next weekend against San Jose State, but the Longhorns don't have a ton of time to get going. They travel to USC Week 3.