NORMAN — Oklahoma will wear its alternate uniforms Saturday against Kansas State, whether Bob Stoops knows it or not.
Stoops provided a moment of levity during his weekly press conference when he admitted that equipment director Brad Camp had said something to him about wearing the Rough Rider uniforms this week but he wasn’t quite paying attention.
“I don’t remember what he said. Honestly,” Stoops said. “I was thinking about Texas. He was talking to me, and I was nodding. I didn’t care about it last week.”
Stoops was asked if he might have agreed to something without knowing exactly what.
“Maybe so,” he said.
It was humorous, but also a glimpse into the singular focus that a coach of Stoops’ stature can have—especially during Texas week.
The uniforms, which debuted in 2014, include wood-grain helmets with an enlarged OU logo, crimson jerseys, white pants and other elements incorporating OU’s heritage.
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