The Longhorns created a bit of a dust-up among their fans in the spring when their Nike-designed practice uniforms splashed with a liberal dose of black didn’t much resemble their iconic orange and white gear.
Coach Mack Brown sought to reassure the traditionalists that practice was as far as it would go.
“When they get Oklahoma, USC and Penn State to start changing, then come talk to us,” Brown said at the time. “The Texas uniform is the Texas uniform, and it’s not changing.”
Uh, well, it might be time to talk to Mack again.
Would Oklahoma go new-age on the apparel front? In this item from The Oklahoman newspaper, coach Bob Stoops didn’t say the Sooners’ traditional game gear definitely is going to change, but he wouldn’t rule it out, either.
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