On Texas Football: Questions Answered, Quinn Ewers in Waco, Recruiting, Against the Spread

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Justin Wells and Joe Cook discuss which Quinn Ewers will show up against Baylor, which defensive player needs to show up, latest recruiting news and more on this week’s Questions Answered!

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In this episode, Justin and Joe discuss…

  • Justin and Joe begin with the first of the Big 12 farewell tour for Texas. What do they expect from Baylor on Saturday and the crowd on hand? Justin sees it as BU’s Super Bowl for a coach on the hottest of hot chairs. Joe doesn’t believe Baylor will have any major surprises and try to win it in their style. The unknown of Sawyer Robertson might factor as well… After some surprises from Rice and Wyoming, there shouldn’t be much of a shock with what Dave Aranda runs on defense. How much of a difference do you think that will make? Justin sees a few tweaks from BU and that Texas will hit the Bears’ defense with a strong run game, Joe believes Aranda sticks to his principles and we won’t see a big difference in their schemes. Joe mentioned the front lacking “dudes” and how it’s affected that side of the ball.
  • Justin and Joe have seen good Quinn Ewers and we’ve seen not-so-good Quinn Ewers. Who shows up in Waco? Justin sees the game-manager Quinn and tweaking his mechanics and playing high level ball, while Joe questioned how Ewers would handle road games in 2023 during the preseason. Joe says if he has a good idea of what to anticipate, he plays at a high mark. With Aranda, there’s the familiarity that could lead to a big night on Saturday.
  • Justin and Joe ask which players needs to have a great game in order to stop the BU offense? Justin goes with the safety trio of Jerrin Thompson, Jalen Catalon, and Kitan Crawford could be huge, while Joe sees T’Vondre Sweat as the key to UT’s defense of the green and gold cubs.
  • With Danny Okoye off the board, what’s next at EDGE for Texas? Justin mentions Tampa (Fla.) Carrollwood Day product Solomon Williams. He’s taking an official visit to Austin on September 30th for the Texas-Kansas game and the Horns look good with Florida, Oregon, and Alabama taking swings in this recruitment.
  • Justin and Joe talk about who is one 2025 recruit that Texas should be glad got to see the in-game atmosphere versus Wyoming? Justin insists that 2024 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei wide receiver Marcus Harris and his mother had the best experience from the 2025 recruits on hand. Harris told Inside Texas he loves his visits to Texas and was excited when his mother was able to see it for herself.

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Lastly, Justin and Joe dive into Against the Spread. With Texas looking like a 15-point+ favorite down the stretch, Justin and Joe both believe Texas will cover in Waco this weekend.

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