In a statement released today, Coach Charlie Strong remains steadfast in bringing the T back to Texas. The big news coming out of the 40 Acres: Burnt Orange will officially be removed from all jerseys for the 2014 Football Season.
“Burnt Orange has become too much of an icon for the University of Texas Football program. As head football coaches like Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury become designers in their own right, I’m becoming the anti-designer,” Coach Strong said when describing the update to the design.
Coach Strong went on to explain that numbers on jerseys will be off-white, so that individualism remains subtle.
Recently, Strong created a new rule banning any players from throwin’ up the Hook ’em Horns until they earn it. It remains to be seen if players will eventually be able to earn the burnt orange back throughout the season.
UPDATE: Our April Fools prediction came true! See photos below from a recent practice where Longhorn stickers were removed from helmets (players have to earn them back).
Notice the blank helmets? Yep, stickers are another thing Texas players will have to earn back. pic.twitter.com/IwX9aWL2KV
— Max Olson (@max_olson) August 4, 2014
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 4, 2014