New Texas Longhorn uniforms revealed

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. 

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New Texas Pants

New Texas Pants

New Texas Black Jersey

New Texas Black Jersey

New Texas Burnt Orange Jersey

New Texas Burnt Orange Jersey

New Texas uniforms

New Texas White Jersey

61 thoughts on “New Texas Longhorn uniforms revealed

        • While I find “hate” to be a strong word, I agree with you Paul Henderson. I definitely prefer our traditional uniforms. They are/were classy. The “white” and “orange” jerseys are tolerable, however the “black” looks like it could be a halloween decoration. We already have our rivals talking a lot of “smack” to us because they wish they could be a Longhorn.

          Should we consider black to be the new white?

          • Agreed these are sick! I’d prefer just orange and black no shoulders color change, the white and black with orange trim

          • I don’t think black is the new white but I also think they will grow on us but the tradtional jereseys were better but like people say things change.

  1. I like the pants, but that’s about it. I think subtly adding black would have been a better way to go. I hope they aren’t messing with the helmets.

  2. OMG these uniforms are SICK!!!! More importantly the players and the recruits think these are bad@$$ as well. Dont believe me? Go check out Facebook and Twitter.

  3. Black in our uniforms, suuuuriously, Nike? Didn’t we learn anything from that Duke basketball game debacle? When has black ever been part of our tradition? These look like they came from Walmart!

  4. These are horrible! Completely and utterly hideous!! Don’t try to fix what is not broken. Keep the Classics… they are called Classics for a reason. Don’t mess with Texas!!!

  5. Love ‘em! The whole idea of pulling tired tradition into the 21st century is great! UTx should definitely go with these, the naysayers will fall in line quickly.

  6. Sorry to be rude – Nike, just shove it. What the … are these imbecilic designers at Nike on. Do they just think their … doesn’t stink. Oregon, Baylor and some of these other schools can sell out. This is Texas.

  7. These are horrid. The current “practice” jerseys that are orange but have no stitching or white bands do actually look cool. BLACK is NOT a UT color. Stop with the black. Stop stop stop. It isnt “tough” or “cool” to just add black to everything. UT is orange and white. Enough said. The pro combat uni Texas wore for the aggy game a few years back was acceptable, but NO BLACK. And no orange pants either. Stop it already Nike. And no weird stripes or swirly designs all over the top either like the Denver Broncos or Miami Hurricanes have.

  8. Certain schools have been blessed by the football gods with signature look. Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Alabama, etc.. the same goes for UT.

    The reason a look is signature is because they got it right the first time. Legendary programs to have a classic, legendary look. UT is better than these awful jerseys.

    • Yes but all of those schools except Alabama and USC have special occasion uniforms.

      You’ll get used to them and I can guarantee you that the players love them

  9. Can’t lie… i wanted to see what modern uni’s would look like for the horns. But it’s a no brainer on these, they are no good! Remember the saying “We are Texas!”? Lets not forget it and HOOK ‘EM.

  10. I was born in Austin and reared on Longhorn football. I do not want to see black on Texas uniforms. Our colors are burnt orange and white. As Tevye says in “Fiddler On The Roof” – TRADITION!

  11. Tradition is time honored at Texas. Texas Exes support the various sports programs and have for decades. Football is the king albeit if Coach Barnes can recruit basketball players that stay at school more than 1 year. Keep the football unis as they are. But whether the players favor new styles or not, they do not pay the bills!

  12. I think these new uniforms are awful, and I hope to never see them worn on a Saturday night. If they want to practice in them, sure go ahead, but leave gameday with our classic jerseys. I’m proud to be a graduating senior of a school so rooted in tradition and would hate to see that end, even in something as simple as a jersey. Stick with orange and white & Hook ‘em!

  13. This is all about Nike wanting to leech and make a buck on college football uniforms.They could care less about school colors and Traditions that generations fans can identify with.Texas does not need Nike to jack around with uniforms and colors.Texas should not be in the pocket of any brand promoter for any price.

  14. I like Burnt orange Jersey and the pants are a nice touch. The subtle black in the Burnt Orange Jersey is good. It still has our traditional color scheme but adds a ferociousness to our team. Granted I would like to see a player in them before we go hog wild and decide this is the new uni. I mean you look at Nebraska’s new uniforms and they completely did away with their Red and White color scheme. At least we are staying somewhat true to our traditional ways but throwing in a little extra punch. These will look exceptional in my personal opinion.

  15. I.VE ALWAYS WANTED TO C TEXAS WITH AN ALTERNATE JERSEY.. ESPECIALLY THEIR PLAIN WHILE PANTS.. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A BURT ORANGE STRIPE OR SLASH ON THE PANTS OR A DIFFERENT COLOR OF PANT, AND IF THEY ARE USING BLACK IT SHOULD ALL BE BLACK WITH ORANGE.. NOT LIKE THIS LOOKING LIKE A CHEAP WALMART KNOCK OFF.. EVEN OREGON’S CRAZY COMBINATIONS LOOK BETTER.

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