Oklahoma unveiled alternate football uniforms on Tuesday. While the Sooners have worn alternate jerseys three times since Bob Stoops took over in 1999, those were one-off uniforms designed for a specific game. These alternates will be available throughout the season. A look at the changes:
There are two different helmet combinations—one crimson and one white. The crimson helmet features wood grain throughout the helmet with a white stripe and white oversized logo. There is also a white “Boomer” on black background on the forehead area just above the facemask. The white helmets feature wood grain in the crimson strips and crimson interlocking OU logo. There is a crimson “Boomer” on a black background on the forehead area just above the facemask. The facemasks on both helmets will be anthracite, matching the gloves and socks.
The biggest change will be the word “Oklahoma” across the chest instead of the tradition “Sooners.” Both home and away alternates feature a wood-grain look on a crimson panel on the sleeves. The sleeve number is higher on the shoulder than in the classic uniforms. The Nike jerseys have a wide collar in contrasting color. On the white jersey, the collar also has the wood grain look of the “Bring the Wood” theme, as does the lettering and numbering. In the neckline of both jerseys is “47 straight,” referring to the Sooners’ 47-game winning streak from 1953-57.
The alternate white pants feature a pair of crimson stripes starting a few inches down the hip under an interlocking OU logo. There will be a crimson set of pants available as well.