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.

Recruiting Roundup – 9/29/17

Chasen Hines (Justin Wells/IT)

A little over 12 hours after UT’s 17-7 win over Iowa State last night, the Texas coaches hit the road hard this morning. New offers extended, and the staff is just getting started. The Who They’ll See and Where They’ll Be tonight in HS football. Plus, a pretty large hoops decision going down this evening. Some much-needed Roundup. 

Horns drop nail-biter to USC in OT

Sam Ehlinger. (Will Gallagher/IT)

LOS ANGELES — It was almost déjà vu.

Texas came into California as an underdog to the mighty USC Trojans, and despite a ton of mistakes and some home cooking, almost pulled off the improbable behind a stellar defensive performance and true freshman QB who found his swagger in the 2nd half.
Still, the No. 4 Trojans forced overtime with no time remaining and triumphed in double overtime over the Horns, 27-24, on a Chase McGrath 43-yard FG at the LA Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night.

Practice Report – 8/20/17

Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

We’re one Saturday from football. 13 days. 

As the Longhorns are getting closer to Maryland game prep, there are positions and rotations yet to be determined, including naming that elusive starting QB for the battle with Maryland on September 2nd.

Some quick hitters from yesterday’s final scrimmage, at least from the 1v1 perspective.