What to wear?

OU-Texas will sport new look at Cotton Bowl Saturday

10/8/13 in NCAAF   |   andrewgilman   |   20 respect

NORMAN, Okla. - You'd think the Sooners were going to wear orange or something.

Maybe it's because Oklahoma fans think their team is going to win easily over Texas this Saturday at the Cotton Bowl, or maybe it's because there's just nothing to complain about, but instead of talking Blake Bell, Brennan Clay or even about Mack Brown, most fans around these parts seem to be worked up about the new uniforms the Sooners and Longhorns will wear. Check it out here. The uniforms will also be worn next year at the Cotton Bowl as part of an agreement with Nike.

Oct 5, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops on the field during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsNow, the change is subtle, but it is noticable, and for teams like Oklahoma, who are, let's say a little bit different from Oregon and Oklahoma State who seem to change uniforms on a weekly basis, the switch up is a big deal.

The uniforms will have a bit of gold accent around the numbers and the Nike swoosh will also be gold. Shocking? Not exactly, but then again, it's different.

Oklahoma offensive lineman Gabe Ikard said he had never seen the lockerroom more excited than it was when the new uniforms were announced, but for the traditional crowd at Oklahoma, it hasn't been met with the same enthusiasm. 

Monday and Tuesday local talk shows seemed to get more interest about what the Sooners were wearing, not who they were playing.

OU heads into the Cotton Bowl game against Texas 5-0 and ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press poll and No.10 in the Coaches Poll. OU is 2-0 in the Big 12. Texas is also 2-0 in the Big 12, but the Longhorns were routed against BYU and then at home against Ole Miss. Texas is 3-2 overall.

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