A few weeks ago, we reported that there were rumors floating around that the University of Texas might be messing with their football uniforms. Even we thought the rumors were unlikely, since Texas’ uniforms are some of the most classic and iconic in college football.
But lets not forget that Texas is a Nike school – and Nike has a lot of pull these days. If they’ve convinced a storied program like Ohio State to mess with their jerseys, they can convince Texas.
Shown below, the images of the uniforms are strikingly different than what they usually wear.
And as we reported before, the color black is certainly involved – in a huge way. We’re told these jerseys are called “practice jerseys”, but we’re also being told they will probably be used for the Spring Game.
We’re also being told Texas is gauging public reaction to these jerseys, so let us know what you think in the comments section. Do you approve of Texas messing with their uniforms? Do you think we’ll ever see these uniforms on a Saturday in the fall?
Update: We’re now being told these jerseys are samples – and UT only has 1 of each. So they will not be worn for the Spring Game. Apparently, these are strictly practice uniforms, to be worn starting this fall.
Also, here’s a link to the team’s website (or Mack Brown’s website?) with pictures showing the jerseys to the team yesterday afternoon. It’s a slideshow, so you have to get to #23-27.