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Texas Longhorns football: Uniform tweaks for 2013

The Longhorns aren't changing their look wholesale, but there are a few subtle differences this year.

The Texas Longhorns are known for one of the most classic uniform combinations in college football -- it's one of the school's traditions and one that athletic director DeLoss Dodds has been adamant won't change despite the school's affiliation with Nike, the same company that goes all out with Oregon's jerseys.

A video released on Tuesday revealed the two big changes.

The most notable is that the location of the secondary numbers has changed. Instead of being placed on the sleeve of the jersey, there are now numbers on both of the shoulders. The other significant change is a little bit more subtle -- there's now a Longhorn logo on the jersey breast right above the main number and next to the Nike logo:

But with Texas now experiencing some struggles on the recruiting trail and no longer able to rely on on-field success, is it time for Texas to do everything it can to create buzz? Is it time to add some new uniform combinations, possibly with a metallic or chrome helmet look that is the rage around college football, including the new helmet Baylor debuted at Big 12 Media Days?

Tradition is great when everything else is going well, but these are desperate times for the 'Horns and recruiting is the lifeblood of any program. If changing the uniforms would create excitement in the program among fans and recruits and could help land even one more four-star prospect every year, isn't that worth it? Isn't slavish devotion to the past what often leads Mack Brown to get stuck there as things change around him?

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