Oklahoma fans want to see black alternate uniforms at some point in the future and Sooners coach Lincoln Riley touched on the possibility during his appearance at Big 12 Media Days this week in Arlington, Texas.
“Ah, you never know, you know we pull some surprises out, so you never know,” Riley said smiling during an interview with Fox Sports. Oklahoma is a program with rich tradition and its uniform combinations, for the most part, have stayed true to unique, recognizable options throughout its history.
“It’s a topic that’s brought up a lot and it kind of comes to light in so many different instances,” Riley said. “It’s a blessing. The history, the tradition, all that this program has done for so long you love to have it. but there is sometimes some push and pull between honoring the past and being proud of our traditions and also pushing forward into a new age and continuing to be not he cutting edge.
“We don’t want to shy away from pushing forward, but we always want to keep our traditions in mind is maybe the best way to put it. We carefully look at it. On an issue like jersey colors and uniform combos, I’m glad we’re not one of these with 5,000 different combos and don’t have anything you can really tie yourself to. I love what we have. We’ve branched out before and I’m sure we’ll continue to do that as time goes on.”
The Sooners donned red alternate uniforms last season with a hint of black down the center of the helmet at Kansas State. Oklahoma debuted its cream alternate combination during the 2014 campaign and the “Bring The Wood” getup has been worn a few times since.