Author Archives: Justin Wells

About Justin Wells

Justin was born a sports fan. From the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers, he fell in love with sports at a young age. Justin lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and cross country in high school. He continued his playing career in basketball at LeTourneau University (98-01). Before becoming the Inside Texas Web Editor in August of 2013, Justin was a high school coach, helped UH and Baylor with scouting and summer football camps, worked in the oilfield, and was the editor at HornSports and writer at the East Texas Sports Network. Raised in a family of Aggies, Justin broke away from the regime when he was 12, attended his first Texas football game in 1995 and has been hooked ever since.

Texas thumps No. 22 USC, 37-14

Lil’Jordan Humphrey (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN, Tx — Following two uninspiring performances to open the season, Texas decided to turn it on. And did they ever.

UT dominated in all three phases of the game as the Longhorns knocked off No. 22 Southern California, 37-14 in front of a record 103, 507 fans on an electrically charged Saturday night at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.

IT Gameday Primer – USC

Texas vs. USC (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Horns play host to west coast rival USC on Saturday. With revenge on its mind from last season’s close loss and the list of impressive recruiting prospects to attend, this is shaping up to be a huge weekend. Here’s everything you need to know.

Recruiting Notebook – 9/4/18

Derrian Brown (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Notebook starts in Cali with a JUCO defender, a complete safety from D/FW, then over to Georgia for speedster at tailback, then finish up in Oklahoma with a slot receiver who is Austin bound. Just another Recruiting Notebook.

Inside the Gameplan: What to watch for against Maryland

Malcolm Roach, PJ Locke (Will Gallagher/IT)

The discussion around the 2018 Maryland Terps and Texas’ opening game against them has largely been dominated by the offseason tragedy and scandal that overtook HC D.J. Durkin and placed Matt Canada at the helm for fall camp and week one. There’s actually a lot of interesting football dynamics to this team beyond the big and important questions raised after their scandal about the game’s martial culture, player safety, and player empowerment.

Year Two of the Tom Herman Era

Tom Herman at the Big 12 Media Days. (Justin Wells/IT)

FRISCO, TX — During last year’s Big 12 Media Days, Texas head coach Tom Herman spoke about changing the culture and establishing a foundation for not only winning, but building championship teams before his first season on the 40 Acres. His savvy, smart demeanor exuded confidence that he was the right man to right the ship known as Texas Football.