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Texas goes from compliant to committed, winning with Herman

Texas has gone from compliant to committed under coach Tom Herman, and is winning again.

When Herman appeared at Big 12 media days for the first time last summer, the Longhorns were coming off three consecutive losing seasons and he had yet to coach a game in Austin.

"We had a lot of compliant guys, 'yes sir' and nod your head and do what you're asked to do," Herman said Tuesday in his return to the media days. "But I don't know that really deep down (they) believed in their core that the way that we're doing things is the only way that you can win championships."

The Longhorns didn't win a championship in Herman's first season, but they...