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-OSU Post-Mortem: Defense/Special teams

BJ Foster (Will Gallagher/IT)

Like Texas, Oklahoma State had seven possessions in the first half of play. Unlike Texas, they maximized nearly all of them. They had an opponent specific game plan to execute and that they did. Mercilessly. They scored four touchdowns, hit a field goal, missed another field goal and punted only once. They gained at least 53 yards on six of their first 7 possessions. By halftime, they’d run 55 plays and gained 383 yards from scrimmage.

Coach V’s Grades: Texas-Baylor

Shane Buechele celebrates Texas touchdown. (Will Gallagher/IT)

It was a crazy Saturday in college football. The No. 9 Texas Longhorns held onto the win over I-35 rival Baylor. Coach Venable drops his game grades. Positive signs sprinkled with some guys that need progress reports.  OFFENSE We knew it was coming. The good news is we hired coach Hand last spring. The bad […]

Recruiting Notebook (10/3/18)

Vernon Broughton. (Eric Nahlin/IT)

We start this week with an athletic junior o-lineman in San Antonio, then head down to North Houston for the ideal 4i, slide over to central Texas for another defensive end target, and finish in the Show Me State with sparkplug from the offensive side in this week’s Recruiting Notebook.

Gbenda Picks Texas

David Gbenda. (courtesy of Nike)

KATY — When David Gbenda learned that the Texas Longhorns were interested in his services, his confidence began to grow. When Tom Herman extended Gbenda and offer in front of David’s father on a late Sunday afternoon, his heart began to grow.
And when Gbenda called Herman and Todd Orlando today to commit to UT, his dreams were a reality.

Five Quick Thoughts: Texas 19, KSU 14

D'Shawn Jamison takes a KSU punt to the house. (Will Gallagher/IT)

It wasn’t pretty, but football in Manhattan, Kansas rarely is. Texas jumped out to a commanding 19-0 lead, then held on down the final stretch for the 19-14 win at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. Here are my Five Quick Thoughts following UT’s win over Kansas State.

Texas-TCU Gameday Primer

Texas-TCU Primer. (Will Johniken/IT)

Coming off a big win over No. 22 USC last Saturday, Texas takes on a more formidable foe in the Frogs from Fort Worth. No. 17 TCU comes to Austin to open Big 12 play vs the Longhorns. We’ve got game previews, team news, injury reports, and the recruiting visitor list. It’s Gameday, y’all.