Should Texas follow Oklahoma’s lead and tweak iconic uniforms?

Posted July 2nd, 2014


The University of Texas has one of those iconic football uniforms that fans have known for decades — burnt orange jerseys with white lettering and white pants. And nobody within the school administration has openly discussed changing that look.

But now that Oklahoma has unveiled alternate jerseys in an orchestrated social media campaign titled #bringthewood, you’ve got to think Texas officials will be watching the reaction among the Sooner faithful.

Go watch the video posted at, and it’s clear that the new uniforms were meant to appeal to recruits. Sad as it may be to the old guard (read: anyone over 30), that’s what today’s 18- to 22-year-old football player digs.

So if anyone from Texas is considering adding to pizzazz to something that doesn’t need any added flavor, here’s a sampling of Texas fan opinion about the topic.

News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at