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Tom Herman and his staff have taped SMU jerseys to the floor around the facility

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The battle between two of Texas' first year college head coaches on Thursday night just got a little more interesting, thanks to an interesting motivational tactic by Tom Herman and his staff.

Walk around the football facility at Houston, and you'll notice jersey's with "SMU" across the chest taped to the ground in the higher traffic foot areas. The message that sends? We'll leave that up to you to decide.

Houston beat writer Joseph Duarte tweeted a few pics and a video of the creative approach.

Areas that @UHCougarFB will walk through (over) this week in preparation for Thursday game vs. SMU pic.twitter.com/MnFVGd9xRv — Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) October 5, 2015

On Thursday night (8pm EST kickoff), Houston (4-0) and Herman will look to remain unbeaten, while a much improved SMU (1-4) squad , led by Chad Morris, are looking for win number two on the year, and their first conference win in the American.