Ross Lucksinger

Texas Football: Impact Freshmen

Freshman wide receiver Jaxon Shipley (Texas Sports Photography)

With the Texas Longhorns starting over with a new coaching staff this season, there’s an opportunity for the new faces on the 40 Acres to get plenty of playing time. This week my column at Inside Texas is about which true freshmen will impact the Longhorns’ 2011 season. Link: Impact Freshmen

Washington D.C. Texas Exes

In what has become a yearly tradition, I’ll be speaking again at the Washington D.C. Texas Exes kickoff event in Arlington, Virginia.

“Inside Texas Night” will be at the Rhodeside Grill (same place as before):

Rhodeside Grill
1836 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia

If you happen to be someone who Books Face, here is the event’s facebook page.

Here’s the D.C. Texas Exes’ official release:

Join your fellow Exes for our annual Inside Texas Night at Rhodeside Grill. Ross Lucksinger, contributor and editor for Inside Texas, will break down the upcoming season for the Horns. The event will be at Rhodeside Grill on Sunday, August 28th, staring at 6:30 PM.

We will charge $5 at the door for this event. There will also be normal Texas drink and food specials at Rhodeside Grill will be available.

VY’s Rebirth: Just Winning Isn’t Enough

In football, winning is supposed to cure all ills. But Vince Young learned in Tennessee that just winning football games isn’t enough.

In this week’s column at Inside Texas, I look at what it will take for a rebirth in Philadelphia of VY’s football career. Link: Just Winning Isn’t Enough

Texas Football: Five Who Must Stay Healthy

In the second edition of my weekly football column over, I list off the five players who must stay healthy for the Texas Longhorns to be successful in 2011. (Or at least more successful than 5-7.)

Enjoy: Five Who Must Stay Healthy


Leading up to the 2011 football season, I’ll be providing a weekly column on the Texas Longhorns over at

The debut column focuses on the four players competing for starting quarterback and how the decision could impact more than just this season. Link: Crossroad

A Pair of Inside Texas Features, Plus Book Update

With spring football for the Texas Longhorns wrapping up, I freelanced a couple of articles this past week over at my old stomping grounds. The first was a feature on this year’s Texas Pro Timing Day, where Aaron Williams likely secured himself a spot in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by running a 40-yard dash in 4.36 seconds. So, you know, good for him. The second was a set of observations from the Spring Game (subscription to Inside Texas required for this one).

I’ve not posted here on Lucky’s Corner in a while because I’ve been grinding away on the Tex book. Most of my work over the past couple of months has simply been transcribing the recorded interviews I did for the project. Now that I’ve completed that phase (all 50,278 words of it), it’s time to jump headlong into the meat of book itself.

Still on pace for completing a full rough draft by the end of spring. So, look forward to that. I know I am.