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New football uniforms boast bigger ‘TEXAS’ — but is that orange getting less burnt?

Posted July 24th, 2018

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“In five years you won’t be able to tell Texas and Tennessee apart,” was one fan’s disgruntled opinion of the new Texas football uniforms.

The team is known for sticking to the status quo when it comes to uniform updates. Earlier this year, athletics director Chris Del Conte said “I’m not one to mess with tradition” when asked about the possibility of adding an alternate uniform to the lineup.

But you wouldn’t be wrong if you spotted a little change in this year’s uniforms, which were revealed during a team photo shoot Wednesday.

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One change is inarguable: The “TEXAS” across the front of the jerseys has been enlarged and now spans the entirety of the player’s number. Burnt Orange Nation and a few observant fans, however, are not so sure that the jersey’s “burnt orange” is looking as burnt as it has in uniforms past. Several people took to Twitter to comment on the “brighter and brighter” shade of orange being used to outfit the Longhorns.

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Although the director of recruiting, Bryan Carrington, stepped in and said that the orange looked brighter due to a filter, fans persisted:

https://twitter.com/NateMills11/status/1020011273625460737

Here are some shots from the team’s shoot:

What do you think?

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