Author Archives: Ian Boyd

About Ian Boyd

Ian moved to Austin as a 9-year old, chose the Longhorns over the Aggies thanks to Ricky Williams and never looked back or thought twice about it. After graduating from The University in '09 with a History degree, he's been writing about the strategies and trends of Longhorn football and the game in general.

Crucial themes for 2014 Texas-OU

Texas-OU. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Over the last few years, I’ve become something of an Oklahoma scholar. What started as me studying Texas’ main rival has turned into me watching most of their games, which means that I’ve become very familiar with their team and strategies.

Inside Texas Podcast – 10/2/14

Quandre Diggs. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We talk Texas – Baylor in the Inside Texas Podcast this week. Baylor visits Austin as 16.5 favorites on Saturday. Join Justin Wells and Ian Boyd at 1:30 pm (CT). Our guests include Mark Seymour from Our Daily Bears and IT’s Eric Nahlin talks recruiting UT weekend.

Inside the Texas Gameplan: UT’s identity


Ideally the pre-conference slate of opponents accomplishes a few things for a football team. It slowly tests and prepares the team for conference play, it provides the team with a win or two that will look good on the resume, and it allows the coaches to firmly establish the team’s identity.