Author Archives: Joe Cook

Texas too tough for Georgia, 28-21

Daniel Young celebrating. (Will Gallagher/IT)

NEW ORLEANS — When it came time to actually play the Sugar Bowl, one team played tougher and executed at a much higher rate than the other. It just wasn’t the one most were expecting.

Maybe Bevo XV’s charge at opposing mascot Uga X should have been a sign of the impending game. Or maybe it should have been Texas’ opening drive where every play gained yardage. By the end of the night, it was clear who the better team was on January 1, 2019. No. 15 Texas defeated No. 5 Georgia 28-21 to win the Allstate Sugar Bowl and achieve a 10-win season for the first time since 2009.

A new day in QB recruiting is Rising

Cameron Rising (Will Gallagher/IT)

Imagine being recruited by the University of Texas to be the quarterback in the Longhorns’ 2018 class in the spring of 2017. The future of the position is unclear, and Texas head coach Tom Herman and his staff are telling prospects “you could compete, win, and be the answer.”

2019 UIL State Championships preview

AT&T Stadium, (

There are plenty of prospects set to compete this weekend for UIL State Championships at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. There’s Division I talent at all levels playing Thursday through Saturday, from 2A to 6A. Many have interest in the Longhorns and are top targets for Tom Herman and the rest of the Texas staff.

Herman breaks down the early signees

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

With 21 players signing Wednesday, Texas head coach Tom Herman has most of his 2019 class locked up. There remains a need for players on the offensive line and for an additional running back, but those details were quickly glossed over by the Longhorn head coach in order to sing the praises of those who did decide to join the program.